Canada isn't getting a national bird after all - Nova Scotia - CBC News

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By Blair Sanderson, CBC News Ottawa, July 2, 2017

After ruffling a few feathers, the grey jay will not be crowned Canada's national bird after all.

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society had hatched a plan to have a national bird declared by the federal government in time for Canada 150 celebrations. But it's not to be. For 18 months, the society ran its National Bird Project, which included an online contest, as well public debates and consultations with ornithologists and other experts.

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