austrocanadian saidCanadians rock!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree! It just sucks that it's next to impossible to move to Canada if you are from the United States. You might as well be moving to New Zealand. Even though I am less than 2 hours from the border, unless you are either a neurologist, a billionaire, or a 'registered Indian' of a First Nations, forget it. You'll never get citizenship. The gay marriage thing is great, but marrying a Canadian doesn't work the way it used to - you can't just marry someone and voila you get in.
You know it's just so different now. Our grandparents/great-grandparents had this pioneering spirit, this adventure in them to move west or move north or go to the unknown; now, there is nowhere to go. Even those who moved west are trying to go somewhere else because they can't stand living in California anymore. The bohemians who made San Francisco and New York City the places to be are no longer - in another 20 years, all that will be left are sterile neighborhoods, sterile environments, corporate attorneys, executives, blah blah blah. The people who made those cities interesting will be priced out (the already are). Where are they now? Nobody really knows. America - some are dying to get the hell out (but can't because the requirements to go somewhere else have exceeded what most of us have in terms of money and education) and others who can't wait to come here but don't realize that it's not all it's cracked up to be. Maybe no country is. I do have a special love for Canada though. I don't know - it just seems much more live and let live...I live not far from Winnipeg which has one of the worst violence and robbery rates in Canada, so I guess you can't really escape that, but higher up in government at least it seems more tolerant of different people.