How is Canada?

  • Android17

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    Nov 15, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    Maybe I will get a job that would allow me to travel to Canada, all depends if I get my International Passport on time, but I want to know how is the weather, the people, foodetc.icon_neutral.gif
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    Nov 15, 2008 7:22 AM GMT
    Android17 saidMaybe I will get a job that would allow me to travel to Canada, all depends if I get my International Passport on time, but I want to know how is the weather, the people, foodetc.icon_neutral.gif



    I went to school in London Ontario!

    The people are warm and friendly, unlike the winters.

    I like the summer time best.

    Food is good and very cosmopolitan with a huge variety.

    TORONTO is one sick city and I have some great friends there!!
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    Nov 15, 2008 4:32 PM GMT
    Where specifically in Canada? It's a big country ;)
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    Nov 15, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    When you think of Canada, think of the US states that are closest to the provinces. So Southern Ontario has more in common with New York state then Alberta or Newfoundland. British Columbia has more in common with Washington state then Saskatchewan.

    The most unique provinces are Quebec (majority are french speaking) and Newfoundland (did not become part of Canada until 1949).

    Most people think that Canada is snowbound from December thru March. That is true for certain parts of the country, but with Global warming many parts of Canada are experiencing very mild winters with not much snow (last winter was the notable exception).

    In the summer many big cities are very hot and humid. Toronto often has summers in which there are 20+ bad smog days. A humidex over 95 Fahrenheit is not uncommon.
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    canada was fucking sick, i went to montreal and the people were really nice and chill, they had no problem helping me find things or tell me whats cool to do, mostly the young people though, some of the old french canadians were a bit snobbish but probably because i was just a dumb 15 yr old kid at the time. the tittie bars were fun too on rue st catherine, but too bad i didnt go to any gay ones hahaa
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    I've been to Montreal and it was pretty nice. I thought about moving there.
    I have a few friends there who love it. They say the winters are dreadful.
    But I guess that's apart of living there. The people are VERY friendly.
    I felt comfortable everywhere I went there. Good Luck !
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Top 10 Reasons To Live In Canada

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA…
    1. 2010 Winter Olympics - champagne tastes on a beer belly budget.
    2. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges.
    3. The local Whistler hero is a pot-smoking snowboarder.
    4. The local wine doesn't taste like malt vinegar.
    5. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown.
    6. A university with a nude beach.
    7. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.
    8. Great place for avalanche training.
    9. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on.
    10. A drunk driving premier - setting a good example for all British Columbians… a Ralph Klein wannabe.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN ALBERTA…
    1. Big Rock between you and B.C.
    2. Ottawa who?
    3. Tax is 7 percent instead of approximately 200 percent for the rest of the country.
    4. The Premier is a fat, alcoholic who is easy to make fun of.
    5. Flames vs. Oilers.
    6. Stamps vs. Eskies.
    7. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of.
    8. You live in the only province that could actually afford to be it's own country.
    9. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups.
    10. You can attempt to murder your rich oil tycoon husband and get away with it.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN SASKATCHEWAN…
    1. You never run out of wheat.
    2.There are no curves or hills on the highway.
    3. Cruise control takes on a whole new meaning.
    4. Your province is really easy to draw.
    5. You never have to worry about roll-back if you have a standard stick shift.
    6. It takes you two weeks to walk to your neighbour's house.
    7. YOUR Roughriders survived.
    8. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours.
    9. People will assume you live on a farm.
    10. Buying a huge John Deere mower makes sense.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN MANITOBA…
    1. You wake up one morning to find you suddenly have beachfront property.
    2. Amusing town names like "Flin Flon" and "Winnipeg".
    3. All your local bands make it big and move to Toronto.
    4. The only province to ever violently rebel against the federal government.
    5. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes.
    6. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter.
    7. You don't need a car - just take the canoe to work.
    8. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood.
    9. Because of your licence plate, you are still friendly even when you cut someone off.
    10. Pass the time watching trucks and barns float by.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN ONTARIO…
    1. You live in the center of the universe.
    2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump.
    3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election.
    4. There's no such thing as an Ontario Separatist. Separate from what? You are the centre of the universe.
    5. Your grandparents sold booze to the States during Prohibition.
    6. Lots of tourists come to Toronto because they mistakenly believe it's a cool city.
    7. The only province with hard-core American-style crime.
    8. Much Music's Speaker's Corner - rant and rave on national TV for a dollar.
    9. Baseball fans park on your front lawn and pee on the side of your house.
    10. Mike Harris: basically a sober Ralph Klein.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN QUEBEC…
    1. Everybody assumes you're from a different planet.
    2. Racism is socially acceptable.
    3. The only province to ever kidnap federal politicians.
    4. You can take bets with your friends on which English neighbour will move out next.
    5. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada.
    6. The FLQ.
    7. Your hockey team is made up entirely of French guys who can't skate.
    8. The province with the oldest, nastiest hookers.
    9. NON-smokers are the outcasts.
    10. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo bastards".

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NEW BRUNSWICK…
    1. You are sandwiched between French morons and drunken Celtic fiddlers.
    2. One way or another, the government gets 98 percent of your income.
    3. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies.
    4. When listing the provinces, everyone forgets to mention yours.
    5. The economy is based on fish, cows, and ferrying Ontario motorists to Boston.
    6. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick.
    7. You have French people, but they don't want to kill you.
    8. Everybody has a Grandfather who runs a lighthouse.
    9. Just as charming as Maine, but with more unemployed fishermen.
    10. You probably live in a small seaside cottage with no television.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NOVA SCOTIA…
    1. The only place in North America to get bombed in the war by a moron who set ammunitions ship on fire. (Halifax Explosion).
    2.The province is shaped like the male genetalia.
    3. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can.
    4. If someone asks if you're a Newfie, you are allowed to kick their butt.
    5. The local hero is an insane, fiddle playing, sexual pervert.
    6. The province that produced Rita MacNeil, the world's largest land mammal.
    7 You are the "only" reason Anne Murray makes money.
    8. You can pretend you have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and wear a kilt.
    9. The economy is based on lobster and fiddle music.
    10. Even though it smells like dead sea animals, Halifax is considered Canada's most beautiful city.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND…
    1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big kick-ass bridge.
    2. You can walk across the province in half an hour.
    3. You were probably once an extra on "Road to Avonlea".
    4. This is where all those tiny red potatoes come from.
    5. The economy is based on fish, potatoes, and CBC TV shows.
    6. Tourists arrive, see the "Anne of Green Gables" house, then promptly leave.
    7. You can drive across the province in two minutes.
    8. It doesn't matter to you if Quebec separates.
    9. You don't share a border with the Americans, or with anyone for that matter.
    10. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NEWFOUNDLAND…
    1. The poorest, drunkest province in Confederation.
    2. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea.
    3. In the rare case when someone moves to the Rock, you can make them kiss a dead cod.
    4. The economy is based on fish, seafood, and fish-related products.
    5. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse.
    6. You & only you understand the meaning of Great Big Sea's lyrics.
    7. The workday is about two hours long.
    8. You are credited with many great inventions, like the solar-powered flashlight and the screen door for submarines.
    9. CBC sets time in terms of you being on the half hour.
    10. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders on your wedding day.

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    Nov 15, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    Montreal is one of my favorite cities I have ever been to. Love and lust in the city of Leonard Cohen is boundless.
  • Thirdbeach

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    Nov 15, 2008 6:55 PM GMT

    Remember while in Vancouver:

    You will be hassled if you smoke a cigarette while on the sidewalks

    You will be left alone while you are shooting up heroin in an alley

    Everyone will be your best friend while you smoke pot on the beach
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    Nov 15, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    Canada is a cool place. We in the US could learn a lot from you in social policy, such as health care and equal rights.
    Living only 45 minutes from the border, and 90 minutes from Montreal, I get to Canada quite often. Last time was in March for a Springsteen concert at the Bell Centre, in Montreal.
    There is one thing I've noticed, and maybe you can correct me. My French is pretty poor, especially my spoken French. (I am much better reading French) When I am in Quebec, and speak English to a Francophone, there seems to be an almost automatic wall put up by the person I am speaking to, that is until they know I am from the US, then it seems to disappear. I came to the conclusion that once they know I am not English Canadian, they no longer expect me to know or speak French when in Quebec, and are OK with my lack of knowledge with French. Does this make any sense?
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    Nov 15, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    Top 10 Reasons to Come to Canada

    1. Canada Rated the BEST Place to Live!

    The United Nations has often rated Canada as the best country in the world to live in. Canada has the highest standard of living and best quality of life.


    2. Prosperity in Canada

    The economy is BOOMING! A fast growing, modern, industrialized nation, Canada offers unlimited potential and opportunity. With the highest standard of living, Canada is one of the richest countries and keeps getting better.


    3. The Good Life

    Canadians enjoy one of the highest qualities of life in the world. The clean environment makes for clean living.


    4. Growing Job Market

    At 6.8%, Canada’s unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1976, with hundreds of thousands of new jobs created each year. Canadians earn an average annual income of approximately $40,000.


    5. Low Tax and Inflation

    Consistently decreasing taxes and a 2.3% inflation rate make for a resilient economy, and Canadians are taking home more each year. This is like giving the whole country a BIG RAISE!


    6. Business and Industry

    Unlimited opportunities for development exist in the natural resources, manufacturing, construction, import/export, commerce, high-tech and service industries.


    7. Top Quality Education

    Offering free primary and secondary education and subsidized post-secondary studies, Canada spends more on education than any industrial nation. Canadian universities and colleges have an excellent international reputation for high quality.


    8. Health and Welfare

    Canadians have access to social assistance programs, affordable housing, FREE HEALTHCARE and a strong government that helps its people.


    9. Safe and Secure

    Community policing, strict gun control laws and a fair justice system make Canada safe and secure for everyone. Crime rates are among the lowest in the world and continue to decline.


    10. Multiculturalism

    Canada encourages immigrants to retain their unique culture. Nowhere else is there such a diversity of cultures existing together in a tolerant, peaceful society.


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    Nov 15, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    If you can decide between Toronto and Montreal, please go to Montreal, that's paradise for gay people.
  • E_84

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    Nov 15, 2008 9:11 PM GMT
    coltman21 saidTop 10 Reasons To Live In Canada

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA…
    1. 2010 Winter Olympics - champagne tastes on a beer belly budget.
    2. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges.
    3. The local Whistler hero is a pot-smoking snowboarder.
    4. The local wine doesn't taste like malt vinegar.
    5. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is just 5 hours from downtown.
    6. A university with a nude beach.
    7. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.
    8. Great place for avalanche training.
    9. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on.
    10. A drunk driving premier - setting a good example for all British Columbians… a Ralph Klein wannabe.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN ALBERTA…
    1. Big Rock between you and B.C.
    2. Ottawa who?
    3. Tax is 7 percent instead of approximately 200 percent for the rest of the country.
    4. The Premier is a fat, alcoholic who is easy to make fun of.
    5. Flames vs. Oilers.
    6. Stamps vs. Eskies.
    7. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of.
    8. You live in the only province that could actually afford to be it's own country.
    9. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups.
    10. You can attempt to murder your rich oil tycoon husband and get away with it.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN SASKATCHEWAN…
    1. You never run out of wheat.
    2.There are no curves or hills on the highway.
    3. Cruise control takes on a whole new meaning.
    4. Your province is really easy to draw.
    5. You never have to worry about roll-back if you have a standard stick shift.
    6. It takes you two weeks to walk to your neighbour's house.
    7. YOUR Roughriders survived.
    8. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours.
    9. People will assume you live on a farm.
    10. Buying a huge John Deere mower makes sense.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN MANITOBA…
    1. You wake up one morning to find you suddenly have beachfront property.
    2. Amusing town names like "Flin Flon" and "Winnipeg".
    3. All your local bands make it big and move to Toronto.
    4. The only province to ever violently rebel against the federal government.
    5. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes.
    6. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter.
    7. You don't need a car - just take the canoe to work.
    8. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood.
    9. Because of your licence plate, you are still friendly even when you cut someone off.
    10. Pass the time watching trucks and barns float by.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN ONTARIO…
    1. You live in the center of the universe.
    2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump.
    3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election.
    4. There's no such thing as an Ontario Separatist. Separate from what? You are the centre of the universe.
    5. Your grandparents sold booze to the States during Prohibition.
    6. Lots of tourists come to Toronto because they mistakenly believe it's a cool city.
    7. The only province with hard-core American-style crime.
    8. Much Music's Speaker's Corner - rant and rave on national TV for a dollar.
    9. Baseball fans park on your front lawn and pee on the side of your house.
    10. Mike Harris: basically a sober Ralph Klein.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN QUEBEC…
    1. Everybody assumes you're from a different planet.
    2. Racism is socially acceptable.
    3. The only province to ever kidnap federal politicians.
    4. You can take bets with your friends on which English neighbour will move out next.
    5. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada.
    6. The FLQ.
    7. Your hockey team is made up entirely of French guys who can't skate.
    8. The province with the oldest, nastiest hookers.
    9. NON-smokers are the outcasts.
    10. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo bastards".

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NEW BRUNSWICK…
    1. You are sandwiched between French morons and drunken Celtic fiddlers.
    2. One way or another, the government gets 98 percent of your income.
    3. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies.
    4. When listing the provinces, everyone forgets to mention yours.
    5. The economy is based on fish, cows, and ferrying Ontario motorists to Boston.
    6. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick.
    7. You have French people, but they don't want to kill you.
    8. Everybody has a Grandfather who runs a lighthouse.
    9. Just as charming as Maine, but with more unemployed fishermen.
    10. You probably live in a small seaside cottage with no television.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NOVA SCOTIA…
    1. The only place in North America to get bombed in the war by a moron who set ammunitions ship on fire. (Halifax Explosion).
    2.The province is shaped like the male genetalia.
    3. Everyone can play the fiddle. The ones who can't, think they can.
    4. If someone asks if you're a Newfie, you are allowed to kick their butt.
    5. The local hero is an insane, fiddle playing, sexual pervert.
    6. The province that produced Rita MacNeil, the world's largest land mammal.
    7 You are the "only" reason Anne Murray makes money.
    8. You can pretend you have Scottish heritage as an excuse to get drunk and wear a kilt.
    9. The economy is based on lobster and fiddle music.
    10. Even though it smells like dead sea animals, Halifax is considered Canada's most beautiful city.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND…
    1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big kick-ass bridge.
    2. You can walk across the province in half an hour.
    3. You were probably once an extra on "Road to Avonlea".
    4. This is where all those tiny red potatoes come from.
    5. The economy is based on fish, potatoes, and CBC TV shows.
    6. Tourists arrive, see the "Anne of Green Gables" house, then promptly leave.
    7. You can drive across the province in two minutes.
    8. It doesn't matter to you if Quebec separates.
    9. You don't share a border with the Americans, or with anyone for that matter.
    10. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night.

    TOP 10 REASONS TO LIVE IN NEWFOUNDLAND…
    1. The poorest, drunkest province in Confederation.
    2. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea.
    3. In the rare case when someone moves to the Rock, you can make them kiss a dead cod.
    4. The economy is based on fish, seafood, and fish-related products.
    5. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse.
    6. You & only you understand the meaning of Great Big Sea's lyrics.
    7. The workday is about two hours long.
    8. You are credited with many great inventions, like the solar-powered flashlight and the screen door for submarines.
    9. CBC sets time in terms of you being on the half hour.
    10. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders on your wedding day.




    Hey, you need to update yourself a bit. I will just correct you a bit on Alberta:

    3. Tax is 7 percent instead of approximately 200 percent for the rest of the country.

    It's 5% now for like a year. 7% was a while ago.

    4. The Premier is a fat, alcoholic who is easy to make fun of.

    He hasn't been the premier for a while. New one is not as fat and quite conservative/respectable.

    You do know quite a lot though. Good job.
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    Nov 15, 2008 9:17 PM GMT
    I would move to Canada to be near Tonyvoyager. What a great guy!icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 15, 2008 10:24 PM GMT
    I love canada, I hope one day I'll go back to live there, where gay marriage is allowed icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 15, 2008 10:28 PM GMT
    Top 10 Reasons to Come to Canada


    think twice before you come here to live. we want you to come anyway.

    1. Canada Rated the BEST Place to Live!
    it's pretty good


    2. Prosperity in Canada
    most people do ok-work hard andyou will do ok.



    3. The Good Life
    it is what you make it.



    4. Growing Job Market
    depends on where you live


    5. Low Tax and Inflation
    pretty reasonable considering the benfits we get



    6. Business and Industry

    Unlimited opportunities for development exist in the natural resources, manufacturing, construction, import/export, commerce, high-tech and service industries.


    7. Top Quality Education
    universities are expensive
    colleges less.
    get a trade!
    get a professional degree



    8. Health and Welfare

    Canadians have access to social assistance programs, affordable housing, FREE HEALTHCARE and a strong government that helps its people.


    this statement is a LIE. our healthcare is NOT free. any canadian who believes this needs a swat upside the head. It's called revenue sharing from taxes based on a person's income. in the end it is not expensive.

    we have a two tier system when it comes to diagonistics. private clinics may charge fees for services not covered by the Canada Health act. if you need a MRI or CT scan there's a queue. Alternatively,you can pay for it and get it the next day.


    9. Safe and Secure

    Community policing, strict gun control laws and a fair justice system make Canada safe and secure for everyone. Crime rates are among the lowest in the world and continue to decline.


    10. Multiculturalism

    Canada encourages immigrants to retain their unique culture. Nowhere else is there such a diversity of cultures existing together in a tolerant, peaceful society.

    unfortunately large cities have ghettoized many cultures, and people with low incomes are the same. it doen't mean where they live is necessarily bad, but there have been problems.

    also First Nations Reserves/Settlements are going through change for the better but for a long time they suffered.



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