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Canadians & Americans: How different are we?

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Justin Trudeau's state visit to Washington created glowing headlines and even talk of a "bromance" between the Prime Minister and Barack Obama.

But how similar are Canadians and Americans?



Canadians & Americans: How different are we?

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This is made-up from the thread that I (verynewtothis) titled: 'The Great Canadian Conmen:', that I believe Canadians should take a look at:

verynewtothis wrote:

This video shows WHY OUR Canadians forefathers went with the BRITISH style Parliamentary [Democratic] system [at that time]. http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114985-the-fathers-of-canadian-confederation-explain

verynewtothis wrote:

This video lets the Fathers of Canadian Confederation explain as to WHY Canada CANNOT BE annexed to the United States of America.

And ...:


Video: "The Confederation of Canada as a War Measure"

NOTE:

Quebec is not seceding. It is being used by the so-called federal government to dismantle Canada for the long-planned North American Union a regional union under a one-world government.


This is a LINK to 'PRIVATIZATION' - Canada 'EVERYTHING MUST GO!': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114609-privatization-canada-everything-must-go

This is a LINK to 'Privatization is the problem, not the solution': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114609-privatization-canada-everything-must-go?start=10#137870


This is a LINK to 'The Effects of Free Trade on Canada!!' To be MORE specific, 'The Effects of NAFTA - the North American Free Trade Agreement with the USA on Canada and HOW-TO get Canada OUT OF THAT AGREEMENT: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114622-free-trade-nafta-spp-nau-concerning-canada


Free Trade Inquiry 1

(This VIDEO was MADE in 2007 and HAS 6 Parts) (sounds like what is going on)



In my book, what the US is DOING to Canada in NO way REFLECTS HOW to treat a supposed FRIEND/PARTNER/ALLIE nor a NEIGHBOUR!!

Published on Sep 16, 2014



How Much Does Free Trade Really Cost?

TomBrokaw explains the relationship between the US and Canada

Published on May 8, 2013

Please START this video at the 1:30 mark and STOP-IT at the 7 minute mark...THANKS!!



This is a YouTube video titled: 'Canada-US Border Deal Threatens Sovereignty'


This is a LINK to 'The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114624-the-us-foreign-account-tax-compliance-act-fatca


This is a LINK to 'Canadian Politicians Under Foreign Control': http://worldfreemansociety.org/forum/43-general-discussion/115073-canadian-politicians-under-foreign-control#137979


This is a YouTube video titled: 'What is an Investor-State Dispute Settlement clause?'



And this is a LINK TO MORE ON the 'Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)' clause: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114622-free-trade-nafta-spp-nau-concerning-canada#137780

This is a LINK to 'Another so-called ‘Free Trade’ Deal FIPA:' http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114621-another-so-called-free-trade-deal-fipa

This is another YouTube video titled: 'CETA: An assault on democracy'

This is a LINK to 'Canada-EU (CETA) - Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/112908-free-trade-nafta-spp-nau-fippa-tpp-and-some-of-the-can-conmen-that-helped-to-erode-canada-s-soverei?start=10#134988



This is a LINK to 'What The Heck Is The TPP agreement??': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114620-what-the-heck-is-the-tpp-agreement

This is a LINK to 'What is The SPP agreement??': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114622-free-trade-nafta-spp-nau-concerning-canada#135017

Special Note:


Connie Fogal at the time of that video WAS the leader of the Canadian Action Party…Currently, she is NOT ANY MORE!!


This LINK is to What is 'The ‘North American Union’ - the ‘NAU’?? http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114622-free-trade-nafta-spp-nau-concerning-canada#135018

This is a LINK to 'Who Actually Owns The Bank Of Canada': http://public.worldfreemansociety.org/forum/vntt-study-notes/113842-who-actually-owns-the-bank-of-canada

;) = Exemption for Bank of Canada
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/F-11/page-38.html#h-24


From what I can see, those sections deal with the regulation of ‘Crown corporations’ and do to the fact that the Bank of Canada is NOT a ‘Crown corporation’, those sections simply DO NOT apply to itMORE evidence to the FACT as to who actually owns the Bank of Canada!!


;) = The Bank is not a government department :)

The people of Canada 'OWN' The Bank of Canada…NOT THE TRUST!! http://public.worldfreemansociety.org/forum/vntt-study-notes/113842-who-actually-owns-the-bank-of-canada#129290

Now, how do I put this so that people with the MIND SET of CAPITALISM: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114583-prof-r-wolff-gives-an-analysis-of-capitalism-us should understand…Oh YA…if you OWN the EXCLUSIVE and ONLY stock OF A financial institution…a bank who CAN and HAS the ability to CREATE and ISSUE money into a Nations ECONOMY, it is ONLY LOGICAL that THAT financial institution…that THAT bank WILL CREATE and ISSUE that money IN THE BEST INTEREST…for the BENEFIT of its STOCK HOLDERS…its OWNERS…that would be us…The citizens of Canada and constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati also points-out, as I DID that we the Canadian citizens OWN the Bank of Canada!!

http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114556-the-bank-of-canada-lawsuit-court-case?start=80#137246


This is a LINK to 'The Bank of Canada lawsuit court case': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114556-the-bank-of-canada-lawsuit-court-case?start=90

IMPORTANT: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/115529-this-is-what-these-fudging-capitalist-have-in-store-for-can

READ THIS Canadians. THEN, DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES IF WE SHOULD USE The Bank of Canada!! http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/113842-who-actually-owns-the-bank-of-canada?start=30#140932


This is a LINK to 'These are the AMENDED Bank of Canada Court Case FACTS': http://public.worldfreemansociety.org/forum/vntt-study-notes/115026-these-are-the-amended-bank-of-canada-court-case-facts

And ALSO:

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4 months 1 day ago - 4 months 1 day ago #144857 by verynewtothis
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The mind set of capitalism is great for everyone!!

Especially, when your Nation has the ability to challenge and eliminate to a degree that evil, vile, and thievery system
just like Canada has...

But thanks to capitalistic minded people like our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and to our Public Services Minister Judy Foote we can`t have Postal Banking in Canada to give AN OPTION for banking to the Canadian public to HELP (us) Canadians TO conduct our daily lives by.

I just want to point out something here for those that subscribe to the notion that capitalism is such a great system that EVERY Nation on planet has to adopt it to conduct their citizens` daily lives by it and NOT HAVE AT ALL their Nation or any Government in those Nations challenge it or alleviate its negative affects on its citizenry.

There are really just TWO issueS concerning capitalism that really bugs me here in Canada...

ISSUE 1: CONCERNS 'competition being a benefit IN capitalism'
AND
ISSUE 2: CONCERNS 'THE FREE MARKET ALSO BEING A BENEFIT IN CAPITALISM'...


Since Canada Post is the largest distribution network in the Nation, with branches in more than 6,300 communities…More Than ALL Banks Combined.
With a few simple software upgrades and ATMs, it would compete very easily and very nicely with the banking system that we currently have in Canada FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL THE LIVE`S OF CanadianS!!
At the very least it would give AN OPTION for banking to Canadians AND WE Canadians CAN HAVE
'THE FREE MARKET' DETERMINE IF POSTAL BANKING IS REALLY A BENEFIT TO ALL OF Canada`s citizenry
!!

Please check-out this very thread STARTING AT PAGE TWO -
IMO PAGES 2, 3 and 4 ARE ALL CHALKED FULL OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BENEFIT ALL Canadians:

http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/115033-postal-banking-public-banking-in-canada-a-great-idea?start=10

This is a LINK to 'The Lawsuit Against Health Canada!!' http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/health-wellness/110851-lawsuit-against-health-canada?start=0


This is a LINK to 'Canadian scientists rail against imposed ignorance': http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114607-canadian-scientists-rail-against-imposed-ignorance

Parliament of today is a dysfunctional hollow shell of its original concept and dictatorial not democratic in operation: worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-...-hollow-shell-of-its

A victory for democracy in Canada: worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-...-shell-of-its#140676

Election reform for Canada. MAKE 2015 THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF FALSE-MAJORITY GOVERNMENTS IN CANADA: http://worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-notes/114555-election-reform-for-canada

A People's Senate for Canada: Not a Pipe Dream: worldfreemansociety.ca/forum/vntt-study-...hanged-canada#139388


Stephen Harper Brings US Style Media Control to Canada
George Stroumboulopoulos, who is the HOST of the Canadian (CBC) TV talk show 'the Hour' raises a BUNCH of GOOD ISSUES here!!


This is what these fudging CAPITALIST have in store for Canada and for the peoples that live in...on the land mass called Canada:

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/cyprus-style-bank-account-confiscation-is-in-the-new-canadian-government-budget

The following comes from pages 144 and 145 of “Economic Action Plan 2013″ which you can find right here: http://www.budget.gc.ca/2013/doc/plan/budget2013-eng.pdf . :lol: = Apparently the goal is to find a way to rescue “systemically important banks” without the use of taxpayer funds

Canada’s large banks are a source of strength for the Canadian economy. Our large banks have become increasingly successful in international markets, creating jobs at home.

The Government also recognizes the need to manage the risks associated with systemically important banks — those banks whose distress or failure could cause a disruption to the financial system and, in turn, negative impacts on the economy. This requires strong prudential oversight and a robust set of options for resolving these institutions without the use of taxpayer funds, in the unlikely event that one becomes non-viable.


So if taxpayer funds will not be used to bail out the banks, how will it be done? Well, the Canadian government is actually proposing that a “bail-in” regime be implemented…

The Government proposes to implement a “bail-in” regime for systemically important banks. This regime will be designed to ensure that, in the unlikely event that a systemically important bank depletes its capital, the bank can be recapitalized and returned to viability through the very rapid conversion of certain bank liabilities into regulatory capital. This will reduce risks for taxpayers. The Government will consult stakeholders on how best to implement a bail-in regime in Canada. Implementation timelines will allow for a smooth transition for affected institutions, investors and other market participants.


So if the banks take extreme risks with their money and lose , “certain bank liabilities” (i.e. deposits) will rapidly be converted into “regulatory capital” and the banks will be saved.

In other words, the banks will just be allowed to grab money directly out of (Canadian taxpayers` and) your bank accounts to recapitalize themselves.

That may sound completely and utterly insane to us, but this is how things will now be done ALL OVER THE WESTERN WORLD.


As I stated previously:

Geeze, I wonder which fudging nation is protecting this evil vile [thievery] capitalistic system...hmm, who could it be!?! ;)

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This is for Canadians:

I FIRST read about Canada's Water Crisis around six years ago...I paid it no real attention to it at that time...
Big mistake on my part!!

I Once Again heard about Canada's Water Crisis around two years ago...I SADLY Did It Again, I paid it no real attention...
Again A Big mistake on my part!!

This time I`m paying attention to it and Trying What I Can To Bring This Important Issue To Light For Canadians...

So, I Bought her book and Joined The Council of Canadians TO START MY RESEARCH WITH AND I ENCOURAGE OTHER Canadians TO DO THE SAME THING!!

;)

Maude Barlow - Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and
Canada's Water Crisis


Winnipeg, Nov. 24, 2016: Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow discusses her latest book,
"Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada's Water Crisis"
with Paul Moist at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Buy Maude Barlow`s book:


canadians.org/boilingpoint

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/boiling-point-government-neglect-corporate/9781770413559-item.html

https://www.amazon.ca/Boiling-Point-Government-Corporate-Canadas-Water-Crisis/dp/1770413553



More Info:

Council of Canadians:

canadians.org/

Council of Canadians` FaceBook page:
www.facebook.com/CouncilofCDNS

Council of Canadians` Twitter page:
twitter.com/CouncilofCDNs

ALSO, Maude Barlow Food & Water Watch:
www.foodandwaterwatch.org/bio/maude-barlow
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NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Canadians
Who are the Canadians?
What are they like?

https://www.justlanded.com/english/Canada/Canada-Guide/Culture/The-Canadians

Let’s take a candid and totally prejudiced look at the Canadian people, tongue firmly in cheek, and hope they forgive my flippancy or that they don’t read this bit.

The typical Canadian is polite, hard-working, law-abiding, classless, unpretentious, generous, friendly, independent, liberal, cheerful, a good skier, proud, compassionate, an animal lover, reserved, dull, helpful, practical, introverted, conservative, a city dweller, fair, prosperous, a nice guy, peace-loving, an environmentalist, indefinable, honest (except with regard to taxes), an immigrant, polite, respectful, a humanitarian, healthy, unassuming, an outdoors man, cautious, democratic, modest, boring, loyal, relaxed, convivial, honourable, informal, tolerant, decisive, tough, pragmatic, well-educated, determined, sporting, hospitable, cosmopolitan, patriotic, mean, stoic, a hockey fan and definitely not an American.

You may have noticed that the above list contains ‘a few’ contradictions, which is hardly surprising as there’s no such thing as a typical Canadian and few people conform to the popular stereotype (whatever that is). Canada is one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural countries in the world (Toronto and Vancouver are among the world’s most cosmopolitan cities) and a nation of foreigners (except for a few hundred thousand native Americans and Inuit) who often have little in common with one another. However, despite its diverse racial mix, Canada isn’t a universal melting pot and has been called a cultural mosaic, where the country’s multicultural approach emphasises the different backgrounds and cultures of its people. Canadians are one of the most difficult peoples to categorise and the country has been described as not so much a nation as a collection of different peoples on a continental scale . For a nation that’s made up almost entirely of immigrants , it’s hardly surprising that many Canadians have an identity crisis and spend a lot of time pondering ‘The Canadian Question’. (As good an answer as any to the eternal question, “What is a Canadian?” is probably “A person who knows how to make love in a canoe.”).

Class-consciousness

Canadians pride themselves on their lack of class-consciousness and don’t have the same caste distinctions and pretensions common in the old world. Canada isn’t, however, a classless society and status is as important there as it is anywhere else, although it’s usually based on money and character rather than birthright. Canada generally has no class or ‘old school tie’ barriers to success and almost anyone, however humble his origins, can fight his way to the top of the heap (although colour barriers aren’t always so easy to overcome). However, although it doesn’t have an aristocracy, old money and political alliances are important, and there are still a number of barriers that even vast amounts of new money cannot breach. Despite the fact that the vast majority of Canadians are misplaced Britons and other Europeans on the wrong side of the Atlantic (plus a influx of Asians in recent decades), modern Canada has, not surprisingly, more in common with the US in lifestyle than with Britain or Europe.

However, apart from lifestyle, Canadians have little in common with Americans and, indeed, are at pains to emphasise the differences between themselves and their southern neighbours (‘south of the border’ in Canada means the USA, not Mexico). Canadians don’t like being mistaken for Americans , who they see as arrogant, brash and vulgar. It doesn’t help that the US is Canada’s biggest trading partner and has a huge influence on the Canadian economy; in a much quoted speech in 1969, the then Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, remarked thatLiving next to the US is like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt”. One sure way of making yourself unpopular with Canadians is to call them Americans or refer to ‘America’ when you mean the US (usually referred to as the States). Canada is part of ‘the Americas’ and therefore Canadians don’t want that lot below the border to claim the title. So as not to be confused with Yanks when travelling, Canadians often wear a maple leaf badge or stick huge Canadian flags on their luggage to let people know where they are from.

Famous Canadians

Although they’re often assumed to be Americans,
many Canadians enjoy (or have enjoyed) worldwide fame, including Dan Ackroyd, Bryan Adams, Paul Anka, Elizabeth Arden, Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Raymond Burr, John Candy, Jim Carrey, Leonard Cohen, Michael J. Fox, Glenn Gould, Lorne Greene, Wayne Gretsky, Arthur Hailey, Jack Kerouac, K. D. Lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Raymond Massey, Joni Mitchell, Anne Murray, Mike Myers, Mary Pickford, Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, David Steinberg, Donald Sutherland and Neil Young, to name but a few. However, most don’t (or didn’t) complain too vociferously when being taken for Americans as it’s good for business and helps to be accepted in the US. Canada also gave the world Trivial Pursuit (not many people know that), instant mashed potatoes, the gas mask, the parka, baby cereal, the electron microscope, the (zip) zipper, the snowmobile (no surprise there), the paint roller, Greenpeace (founded in Vancouver in 1970), the push-up bra, insulin, the chocolate bar, Ghostbusters, the paint roller, ice hockey and basketball (a real surprise – and a sore point with Americans). The world would be a much poorer place without Canadians (and zips).

Canada is Humongous

You may have noticed that Canada is a very large country (it takes a week just to drive across it); so large in fact that Canadians coined a new word to describe it: HUMONGOUS. It’s the second-largest country in the world (after China) and almost as large as the whole of Europe, with six different time zones. The more you see of Canada the bigger it gets and in rural areas your nearest neighbours are likely to be miles away. The interior plains or the prairies are Canada’s (and the world’s) bread basket, consisting of hundreds of miles of wheat fields interspersed with vast forests and a few scattered towns. Despite it huge size, Canada has a small population of just 32.5m people, largely due to its inhospitable climate.

The weather is a topical subject of conversation in Canada, which is surprising considering that most of the year it’s either bloody freezing or as hot as hell, with little in between these extremes (which the exception of Vancouver, which is really part of the US). For most of the year much of Canada is frozen solid and most of the time is spent indoors trying to keep warm or cool (which is why they invented Trivial Pursuit). However, unlike most Americans, Canadians revel in their winters and turn (and tame) the weather to their advantage. They love the outdoor life and have a thriving winter sports industry, and spend the summers hiking, camping, hunting, fishing and boating (and trying to avoid being eaten by bears). The outdoors has a major influence on the lives of most Canadians, although most live in cities. They are passionate conservationists and schemes to protect the environment and recycling abound.

If you wonder what Canadians get up to during the long winters, judging by the low birth-rate it isn’t sex (high immigration is largely to compensate for the low birth-rate). Canadians are fairly broad-minded when it comes to sex and nudity, and some provinces have ‘topless’ laws which make it discriminatory to forbid women to go topless in any place where men can go without a shirt. This hasn’t, however, led to a surfeit of ladies baring their breasts in public, but simply to many places (such as sports stadiums) banning topless men (and hence women). While on the subject of sex, you may be interested to know that (according to a recent survey) the average Canadian makes love 102 times per year (how do they know these things – surely they don’t believe what people tell them?). Canadians are apparently thoughtful lovers and rate highest in the league for considering their partner’s satisfaction more important than their own and ninth in the list of countries considered good lovers. Naturally the French are top in this respect (it must have been a French survey) – the statistics don’t mention French Canadians, who no doubt consider themselves French in this regard! Like Americans, Canadians are tolerant of homosexuals and many cities have ‘Gay Pride’ days, when parades and other celebrations attract large crowds, including straights (or as they’re called by gays, ‘breeders’).

Life in Canada

Life in Canada isn’t always a bed of roses, however, and it has a ‘few’ problems, although they’re minor compared with those faced by most other countries. One festering sore is the treatment and rights of its indigenous peoples such as the Inuit (also known as Eskimos) and native Americans, who are now collectively referred to in politically correct terms as ‘First Nation’ people. Like the natives of all countries ‘discovered’ by Europeans, First Nation peoples were treated abominably, ‘persuaded’ first to part with their land, then their traditions and finally their lifestyle. In return they received the dubious benefits of Christianity and European diseases (such as measles, smallpox and tuberculosis) that killed them off like flies, and the joys of alcoholism and drugs. In recent years, the Canadian government has moved away from its paternalistic attitude and in 1999 granted the Inuit around 800,000 square miles (2m km2) of the Northwest Territories as a separate and autonomous territory called Nunavut (‘our land’).

However, although the deal included the eviction of all non-Inuit-owned businesses, put federal agencies under Inuit control and included payments totalling $500m plus interest, it isn’t as generous as it seems. In return the Inuit had to renounce claims of direct ownership of most of the territory, especially the offshore gas and oil exploration areas (as John Paul Getty said, “The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights”). This agreement has also opened a can of worms, with other native groups now pressing for similar deals, and what started as orderly protests have become barricaded roads and armed confrontations in some areas.

Canada’s other major concern is the acrimonious debate over the future of Quebec. There’s an ancient animosity between French-Canadians and English speakers dating back to the beginning of the 17th century, when the French were instrumental in opening up North America. They were involved in a running war with the British that culminated in the defeat of the French forces at Quebec City in 1759, following which ‘New France’ was ceded to Britain in 1763. Despite its defeat, the province of Quebec remained a stronghold of French nationalism and some 200 years later in the early ’60s the French-Canadians, fed up with their almost second-class citizen status in a country dominated by Anglo-Saxons, formed a separatist movement to demand that Quebec become a separate state. The campaign forced referendums (or ‘neverendums’ as they’re frequently called) on the question of Quebec separation in 1980 and 1995, both of which were only narrowly defeated (in 1995, just 52 per cent voted to remain part of Canada), although a recent poll of Québécois showed that over 75 per cent want to remain part of Canada.

French Language

The average English-speaking Canadian has a jaundiced view of the Québécois and the French language, which many believe has more influence than it merits. In an effort to appease French-Canadians, the French language has become the first language of Quebec and Canada has become officially bilingual. To the immense irritation of the rest of Canada, all official documents and much other printed matter must be dual-language, most of the civil service speaks only French, and the dreaded ‘language police’ have garnered the sort of power that enables them to force Chinese businesses in Chinatown to remove their Chinese signs. Outside Quebec, many Canadians cannot wait to see the back of the Québécois, if only “so we won’t need to have our soup can labels printed in French”. Of one thing you can be sure, the separation issue is unlikely to go away and it seems inevitable that theQuébécois’ irreconcilable differences will eventually end in some form of separation. (A Nation inside A Nation)

Now for the good bit. Canada is one of the most open, liberal, stable and tolerant societies in the world. It has a thriving economy with political stability, abundant natural resources, a skilled workforce, steady population growth, and substantial domestic and foreign capital investment. It’s renowned for its beauty, outdoor lifestyle, unspoilt environment, rich flora and fauna, healthy diet, friendly people, creativity, open spaces, sports facilities, cultural diversity, freedom, good transportation, education, healthcare, excellent local government and things that work. Canadians have more freedom from government interference than the people of most countries, to do, say and act any way they like.
They place a high value on hard work, fairness, honesty and order, which help make Canada one of the least corrupt, safest (deaths from hand guns number in single digits, while in the US they run into thousands) and most civilised countries in the world. Canadians are family oriented, which is one of the most important foundations in their lives, and it’s a caring society where the community comes before the individual. This is highlighted by the abundance of charitable and voluntary organisations in Canada that do invaluable work (both nationally and internationally) and are supported by a veritable army of some 5m voluntary workers.

Despite the shock and lingering memories of the crippling recession in the early ’90s, Canadians have strong faith in themselves and are optimistic about the future. Although immigrants may criticise some aspects of Canadian life, most feel privileged to live there and are proud to call themselves Canadians, and very few seriously consider leaving. In fact, immigrants from a vast range of backgrounds firmly believe that Canada is the promised land and a great place to live and raise a family. This is borne out by the United Nations’ ‘quality of life’ survey that consistently ranks Canada in the number one position, based on such criteria as the standard of healthcare, educational achievement, wealth, life expectancy and standard of living. It may not be everyone’s idea of paradise (particularly if you hate the cold), but Canada certainly has a good claim to be the best country in the world. For vitality and joie de vivre Canada has few equals, and for those fortunate enough to secure a residence permit it’s a (promised) land where you can turn your dreams into reality.

Long Live Canada! Vive le Canada! O Canada!

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verynewtothis wrote: ... it’s (Canada is) a caring society where the community comes before the individual. This is highlighted by the abundance of charitable and voluntary organisations in Canada that do invaluable work (both nationally and internationally) and are supported by a veritable army of some 5 million voluntary workers.


Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless but because THEY ARE PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS.

I FIRST saw THIS STATEMENT on twitter and I 100% AGREED WITH the sentiment that it was trying to convey…Hence this post!!
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