“Salmon Arm salute”

Pierre Trudeau’s act of raising his middle finger to protesters from his seat inside a private rail car during a vacation in Salmon Arm, BC with his children on August 8, 1982.

The Salmon Arm Salute became very much the visual equivalent of “Fuddle Duddle”. Over a quarter century later, the Ontario Film Board added the one-fingered salute 1 to its list of crude behaviours.

Image Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia


  1. The Canadian Press. One-finger salute crude to Ont. Film Review Bd. February 7, 2009. CTV News.

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