U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice started the second day of her visit to Nova Scotia with a cup of Canadian culture — popping into a Tim Hortons in Pictou with Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay.
MacKay included the coffee stop as he escorted his U.S. counterpart around the northern town early Tuesday before a scheduled speech.
"She learned about important things like a double-double," MacKay, the MP for the region, later told an audience in nearby Stellarton.
However, Rice eschewed the iconic Tims drink — with two creams and two sugars — in favour of a black coffee with sweetener.
Rice landed in Halifax a day earlier, on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States. As well as meeting with MacKay, the secretary of state thanked the many volunteers from Halifax and other communities in Atlantic Canada who helped host 21,000 passengers after air traffic was shut down over the United States in the wake of the tragedy. source