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Old 02-06-2013, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Completely ridiculous. Deporting illegal immigrants is common practice in Canada and because we don't border a third world country practically no one in the media talks about illegal immigration because it's not a big issue, there just aren't that many of them and it's not something politicians debate about. It is illegal and remains so. Saying illegal immigrants should be deported is not particularly controversial.

Sun News, Financial Post, and the Fraser institute are all prominent and Conservative. Indeed, I'd say the print newpaper industry in Canada on the whole has a very pro-business slant. Rarely will you see pro-union writing and when editorial boards endorse a candidate, they're either Conservatives or Liberals, rarely will you see an NDP or Green candidate endorsed and Conservative endorsements are more common than Liberal ones.

I've read editorials praising certain Bush policies in Canadian papers (namely deciding to intervene in Iraq, supporting Israel, and his aid policies in Africa). On the whole, though, no one calls him a great president because he was unpopular in America and phenomenally unpopular in the rest of the world. The man alienated everyone and held many views that are not widespread outside of the US, not even amongst "conservatives". He is understandably not terribly popular as a result. He also supremely mismanaged a number of situations that had the potential to have been executed successfully. The man was not very competent administrator and failed to achieve a number of his goals due to that incompetence.

Canada does not censor conservative voices, it's just home to a rather radically foreign political culture and history to that of the USA, despite cultural similarities in other unrelated matters.
Windsor borders Detroit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:01 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Windsor borders Detroit.
OI! Don't kick Detroit while she's down!! lol

Sorry......I think it's just bred into Windsorites to stand up for that ol' lady.


I don't care what anyone says, Detroit is a great city.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:33 AM
 
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I swear people from windsor seem to defend detroit more than detroiters do. Definitely more than people from other regions of Michigan do.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Windsor borders Detroit.
Detroit is a country?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Detroit is a country?
I get your point but the legal entity that is the City of Windsor does have a border with the legal entity that is the City of Detroit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I get your point but the legal entity that is the City of Windsor does have a border with the legal entity that is the City of Detroit.
It was a joke making fun of Detroit. I'm well aware Detroit isn't a country. Lighten up a bit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I swear people from windsor seem to defend detroit more than detroiters do. Definitely more than people from other regions of Michigan do.
They feel sorry for their northern neighbours.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Like Canada alot, more similarities than differences. Of course the currency and the leaders are different, not to mention the health care system, but a great place overall..
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Does it immediately feel like you've entered another country when you've crossed the border? I'm from Australia but haven't been to Canada. I plan to go on a working holiday there soon though. I've been to the States, and it struck me as pretty different to home but familiar in some ways. Kind of like a bizarro parallel world, like I'd stepped into the TV!

What are the things you notice first/the most? Is the urban form much difference? On streetview Canadian cities look a bit more familiar than most American cities except San Diego.
Their money has a bird on it?
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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One thing I've always wondered about Canada is if Canadian cities and metro areas are denser than American metro areas. Does the government in Canada force more "smart growth" and high-density development?

Also I'm sure Canada has much fewer illegal aliens than the US. I wonder if the Canadian government takes any measure to prevent illegals from accesssing that free health care.
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