U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Has Canada become more or less American over time?
Canada is becoming less American compared to several decades ago 16 22.54%
Canada has stayed about the same amount different from America 19 26.76%
Canada is more American than it was a few decades ago 36 50.70%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-23-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
1,328 posts, read 2,648,355 times
Reputation: 815

Advertisements

I'm an American and I find Canada quite different from the US in many ways, though superficially it is very similar. What about compared to the 1980s or '90s or before that, was it more different from the US then or would you say Canadian culture has been growing further apart from American culture, especially since it's so much more difficult to cross the border now?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
10,024 posts, read 10,561,521 times
Reputation: 8908
Canada is becoming less American every day. The reason is simple. The USA is getting weirdier and weirder and Canada stays about the same. I would say that Canada and the USA were the most similar around 1960 and have grown in different directions since then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,698 posts, read 8,485,551 times
Reputation: 4877
It depends on the field. We're converging in alot of ways, but drifting apart in others. I still believe that on the whole Canada is definitely becoming more like America, it definitely seems like it was more distinct in the past.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:00 PM
 
10,357 posts, read 7,974,037 times
Reputation: 4547
I think the U.S. and Canada have always been very different, but that Canada has grown even more socialist/ big- government whereas the U.S. has become even more conservative/ anti-government.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
1,328 posts, read 2,648,355 times
Reputation: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucknow View Post
Canada is becoming less American every day. The reason is simple. The USA is getting weirdier and weirder and Canada stays about the same. I would say that Canada and the USA were the most similar around 1960 and have grown in different directions since then.
Haha very true.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
21,937 posts, read 27,326,583 times
Reputation: 8601
Yes, Canada is certainly becoming more American but paradoxically Canadian nationalism and patriotism in most parts of the country have never been stronger and have been growing in recent years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:03 PM
 
369 posts, read 799,642 times
Reputation: 339
Canada is definitely more different from the US as compared to before.


It has a more stable economy, better public education system, more tolerant of minorities (such as homosexuals) nationwide and better social and public services; Canadians are less obsessed about sensitive issues like race and politics.

If there's any similarity that i could think of, its that Canadian pop culture seems to be less distinct from the American music industry's. Carly Rae Jepson, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, you name it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
1,328 posts, read 2,648,355 times
Reputation: 815
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
Yes, Canada is certainly becoming more American but paradoxically Canadian nationalism and patriotism in most parts of the country have never been stronger and have been growing in recent years.
Maybe that's because it's becoming more like America in that sense. America is very patriotic and militaristic and perhaps the influence of the US is the reason why Canada is heading in that direction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-23-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
10,900 posts, read 23,170,895 times
Reputation: 5313
Quote:
Originally Posted by fellowjoe View Post
Canada is definitely more different from the US as compared to before.


It has a more stable economy, better public education system, more tolerant of minorities (such as homosexuals) nationwide and better social and public services; Canadians are less obsessed about sensitive issues like race and politics.

If there's any similarity that i could think of, its that Canadian pop culture seems to be less distinct from the American music industry's. Carly Rae Jepson, Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, you name it.
Well compared to Rush or Neil young hard to belive Forbes magazine has rankes star Justin Bieber third on it's list of the world's 100 most powerful celebrities that made $55 Mllion this year which says Music has changed and the day of Neil pert being one of the best drummers Around in Rock to Neil young being one of the Guitar Greats to Carly Rae Jepson and Justin Bieber

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - YouTube
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-24-2012, 01:39 AM
 
34,359 posts, read 41,436,735 times
Reputation: 29841
Hard for Canadians not to become more like the USA as the US is so big and so close that sharing much is unavoidable,i think for many years Canadians were not that concerned about their ever increasing cultural proximity to the USA however in recent years many Canadians are backpeddling from that cultural plunge toward all things being American and being relegated to pocket American status and are now trying to find ways to redefine their Canadian uniqueness as its becoming all too apparent that something has gone seriously wrong with our neighbor to the south and Canadians for the most part no longer want to be involved in their madness and decline...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top