Howard Anglin: Canadian class symbols ... they're there if you know where to look
Tims or fast-food franchise coffee? Working class. Starbucks? Middle class.
By: Howard Anglin
“Class is something polite Canadians avoid discussing.” So said Jen Gerson in a piece for Maclean’s about a McMansion on the outskirts of Calgary so garish it could grace the cover of Thorstein Veblen’s collected works. Putting aside the classist implications of delimiting “polite Canadians” from their implicitly ill-bred compatriots, G…