O Canada, my home and native land…what have we done? Â All I wanted to do was search the Canadian government staff directory, and low and behold, canada.gc.ca is blocked in Beijing! Â Which word was it? Â “English?” “French” or…heaven forbid… “franÃ§ais”?. Â Was it Prime Minister Harper’s steely blue eyes that set off the censor? Â Further testing reveals that some of the subdomains, international.gc.ca and ec.gc.ca all work. Â But what’s the deal? Â Is this an intential snub?
Furthermore, the website has been blocked for a couple of days, at least…and it’s still not fixed. Â The people I contacted at the embassy didn’t seem to know much about it, but maybe I contacted the wrong people, so I won’t blame them.
What’s going on on canada.gc.ca?