It seems that Canadians can’t read all that well. Or at least Canadian TV news reporters can’t.
A war memorial in Toronto was vandalized on Remembrance Day, November 11. The sentence “Canada Will Burn” was scrawled on it, followed by a few more words.
The newscasters could read the first three words well enough, but the part that came afterwards — well, they simply couldn’t make it out.
“Huh? Whazzit say??”
It’s as if they didn’t want the viewing public to be aware of the culturally-enriched coda to the message. Yet, funnily enough, the words were readily visible on the videotape, so that literate Canadians could read the sentiment for themselves and draw their own conclusions.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video: