I think they tried to be more realistic than when I was in school . Not that it was misleading, just oversimplified. I don't think Canada ever had as fully developed a mythology as the US has. The thing I always found funny is how little Americans (unless they were in Washington, Montana, Michigan, etc) seemed to know about Canada. I couldn't believe I was telling friends in say 95 that we just got electricity and used a dog sled to get around.