It seems the Canadians are continually damned by faint praise. Following Air Canada's best Canadian business class scoop, the Canadian Tourism Commission has won perhaps the most patronizing award ever.
The CTC was awarded "Best Booth" and "Best-Organized Booth" at the 2007 International Travel Fair in Guangzhou last week. So proud of their achievement, the CTC even mentions it on its daily RSS feed.
Rumours that a kindly Chinese schoolmaster was dishing out pats on the head to passing Canadians at the show are entirely unfounded.
Matthew Hampton, features editor