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By kanga
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The small towns near Ottawa often have Scots names, and their pages in the telephone directories seemed to be full of Scots surnames when we were there in the '80s; unless they were French, in both cases, or a mixture of both. A Canadian colleague of local Scots descent suggested to me (in jest, I think :wink: ) that during the great immigrations from the British Isles to Canada after 1812 (when fewer went to US), the English came to the area, but most moved on after one summer to lakeside Southern Ontario because they couldn't stand the blackfly. The Scots stayed, beind used to such :)

One of our children was in a choir, and one of their repertoire was an all-Canadian medley, East to West. It started with part of "I'se the b'ye" (of course) for Newfoundland..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27s_the_B%27y

.. for Ontario it was The Blackfly Song

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Fly_Song
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