What do you all think of Canada?

@suedarr (2382)
Canada
January 26, 2007 12:43pm CST
I admit that this discussion was inspired by this one here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/666054.aspx that asks people their thoughts on the British. It got me to thinking what are people's views on my own country Canada? Would you like to visit? What about Canada do you think you might like or dislike? How much do you know about Canadians or do you even care? Please share your thoughts on Canada!
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• Australia
26 Jan 07
Honestly, all I know about Canada is it is the largest country in North America. I always associate Canada as a cold country, FREE health care, and the eh eh...that's what I've heard so far. I have relatives living in Vancouver. They said, they love canada because of health care but don't like the weather.
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• Australia
26 Jan 07
I also think most Canadians aren't racist and as not as arrogant as the Americans. Americans think they are better compared to other people in the world. I love Canadians! They are friendly and good people by far. Plus the fact that it is safer and more loved by other countries than the Americans. I would like to visit Canada soon someday.
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
27 Jan 07
What I think of Canada is that I look forward to the day that Canada is annexed to the United States. The United States could provide protection to the people of Canada and the natural resources of Canada could be of use to the United States. Since most people of Canada and tyhe United States share a common language, culture and a long border, the day may not be far off when our two countries become one.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Ummmm you guys already tried that in 1812 and it didn't work out so well for you. Since that time we have remained freinds for the most part and at peace. You already do protect us via NORAD and we sell you natural resources at a much undervalued price. I'd rather remain the status quo. Thank you for your comments ... :)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
No thank you. Most Canadians would not welcome annexation to the United States. You are right though America would gobble up our natural resource in no time, our water, oil, gas timber nickel etc. We are already protected by various organizations to which we belong along with the United States. Our culture is similar but definitely not the same.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
27 Jan 07
so its true that people from canada are not fond of the americans? it seems they sure like to travel to the usa for vacations tho. i see many many in florida about march and april. i would hope that since we are so close that we could all be friendly and support eachothers countries.
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@nuffsed (1274)
27 Jan 07
Oh we all know about Canada over here in Britain... lol....The single maple leaf on the flag, gives a clue to sleepy imagination, and paints a picture of a wilderness of trees and mountains. There has to be mountains for the mounties to ride up and down in their cute red jackets. They have a hard time, because it is always snowing and there are herds of beaver that keep moving the rivers, and wolves and bears that will eat you if you camp on the ground. Everyone plays Joni Mitchell and Neil Young songs round the camp fire. Everyone wears thick woolen coats with a chequered design, and hats that cover the ears so snow doesnt get in. Every town has a couple of indians that are always drunk and smiling, but they know how to cure rabies with herbs, so people feed them. How close is that!? ;)
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
You forgot that we ALL live in igloos!!!! LOL!!!!
• Canada
27 Jan 07
You forgot that horse-riding Mounties are cavorting about helping little old ladies across the street... and helping us portage our canoes.
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Hey I wouldn't mind doing a little cavorting with some of those Mounties... *grin*
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Canada is a great country. Actually, lot of clear land and fields as you leave the congested areas such as Toronto. Also, the best part is when you head up for Northern Ontario. People usually have cottages up there and it is so peaceful there. Also, Quebec City is just amazing. So many historical buildings and it is as a matter of fact: THE only fortified city in North America. (referring to Quebec City.)
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
that's true ! I hate winter here but well what can I say?
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
11 Nov 08
it's been 2 years since I posted the other comment I still think the same about canada I still hate the winters, that's the only thing I hate about it
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
3 Feb 07
Nickelback  - Nickelback photo band
Unfortunately I have never been. The first thing that I comes in mind am: Nickelback and Brian Adans sorry.:)
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
11 Nov 08
I know some of his songs I like them especially the one for a movie, Everything I do I do it for you if not mistaken, thats the title, it's really romantic
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Jan 07
I was an immigrant and turned Citizen last year. I hate the temperature, but other than that it's just lifestyle and bureaucracy that exist in any country in the world.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
Congratulations on you citizenship!
• United States
27 Jan 07
When I was 13 I went to Canada with my church group and I really liked it. It is really beautiful there. They do have a few different things then they do in America that I noticed the first time I was there. Some of there words are different also like they say holiday meaning a vacation. And here in The USA we say Vacation for vacation. Also I noticed that they get their milk in bags instead of cartons. I really did like going there and would visit again.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Yes there are some funny differences like we have Kraft Dinner and you have Mac & Cheese ... cheers!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I have been there many times. I live ouside of Detroit, in Michigan. I have been as far east as Montreal and Quebec. I think Canada is a wonderful place. I would like to travel to the western provinces one day. The people are always friendly and there are pleasant differences verses the US. I can't find anything I don't like about Canada. And one great thing for sure, I can get a Tim Horton's coffee just about anywhere!
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Hehehe yep, there is a Tim Hortons on virtually every street corner.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I LOVE CANADA...I love the fact that we are an accepting country, we're laid back, more open minded than many other countries in the world and its just a beautiful and fantastic place to live :-D
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Jan 07
plus our gov health plan is fabulous as someone else mentioned....living in NY now it disgusts me how EXPENSIVE it is if you get sick! Even with a co-pay we still fork out $40 a visit jsut for a check up..hospital visits FORGET IT!....I miss my OHIP terribly!!
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• Canada
27 Jan 07
From John Robert Colombo's "The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes"... -- -- -- This classic Mountie story took place before the turn of the (20th) century during the days when the newly created force was still known as the North West Mounted Police. The incident in question occurred in present-day Saskatchewan, along the Montana border... An entire regiment of U.S. cavalry accompanies over two hundred Crees to the border, where they are met by a single Mountie. The American commanding officer looks around with surprise and dismay. "Where's your escort for these dangerous Indians?" he asks. "He's over there," answers the Mountie, pointing to a fellow constable tending to their horses. -- -- -- That kind of sums it up...
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Excellent quote and bit of Canadiana history! Thank you!
@shtefcs (109)
• Serbia And Montenegro
27 Jan 07
Nice country. I wish I could live there.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
be prepared for winter though :):)
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Seems to me that it's a lot like the US, only farther north. My hubby and I spent a week in Toronto once and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, but it didn't seem all that much different from our own country.
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• Canada
27 Jan 07
But it really is different. I just came back from a week in Florida and I really noticed the difference. It may not be apparant on the surface since we watch a lot of American TV, speak the same language (mostly) read a lot of the same authors and place a lot of emphasis on cars. However, if you stay a little longer or visit more often you will see the differences.
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@aquarian9 (548)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
Canada is a super place save one thing, winter. I enjoy Canada and the people aren't too bad. Though there is some negative social issues. Very beautiful land.
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• India
31 Jan 07
well a gr8 country to live and roam and best things r ladies.. canadian gals r awesome
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@Brooke3 (614)
27 Jan 07
I've visited Canada once for world youth day and I loved it! I stayed witha lovely Canadian woman for a week and she was so hospitable and friendly. The people in her village made us very welcome and went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. When we got to Toronto everyone was very friendly, which surprised me because it was a big city. I just can't wait to go back!
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• United States
27 Jan 07
I heart Canada, my father is from there and my favorite X-Men films X2 and X3 were all filmed there.
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• China
27 Jan 07
It is a nice country with nice people.I will vist it when I have the oportunity.
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@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
27 Jan 07
Niagara Falls Canada - Niagara Falls Ontario Canada at sunset!
I visited Canada for 9 months in 1998. Its was an amazing experience. I was based in St Catharines Ontario, and I regularly visited Toronto, Niagara and Niagara-on-the-Lake. I really have a very positive experience in Canada, the people are really friendly and the country is really beautiful...
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@bogdyyyyy (380)
• Romania
27 Jan 07
Nice country . It has mountains and everything. And saschuash.
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
27 Jan 07
I have translated for two local people wanted to live in Canada and one is going to have an interview soon. They like to live and visit in the said country very much although they don't know neither English nor French language. I am happy to help them. When they were back they did return to me as I had never thought before.
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