By SHERI RADFORD
If you know how to wear a toque, have a drawer stuffed full of Canadian Tire money, and own at least one piece of clothing emblazoned with the Roots beaver, chances are you’re from the True North Strong and Free. Roots clothing is the unofficial uniform north of the 49th parallel. The company started in 1973 in Ontario making leather shoes but soon branched out into leather jackets and bags, sportswear, clothing and accessories. Celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary with a new sweatshirt, coat or saddle bag (pictured), and you just might be mistaken for a Canuck.