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Old 12-28-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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I always viewed Canadians/Canada as being nearly identical to northern Americans but according to a few posters here on CD they're apparently quite different.

Can someone please explain the differences and similarity so I can develop a more well rounded opinion on Canadians. I hope to live in Canada some day.

 
Old 12-28-2014, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Americans told the British to get the hell out and don't come back, we are taking over our own country and destiny.

Canadians just recently restored the "Royal" title back to our military (after 40 years), and slobber over the royal's boots every chance we get.

That is the difference.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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We're similarly different.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 07:36 PM
 
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Macleans is a respected Canadian journal. This is their take:

99 reasons why it's better to be Canadian

Read about Canada:

Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Welcome to Canada.ca

Then come and visit:

Visit Canada

- and only then decide if it's for you.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 07:38 PM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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Americans told the British to get the hell out and don't come back, we are taking over our own country and destiny.

Canadians just recently restored the "Royal" title back to our military (after 40 years), and slobber over the royal's boots every chance we get.

That is the difference.
Seems after 200 years of a formal split from the Monarchy? The US seems to Love the Royal's. I think the US is merely like the Bastard Child who rebelled and abandoned its Mother and ... back in a day.....divorced itself from formal links and inheritance ? But by Proxy ...is still a step-child.... by informally being adopted? Or dares to see itself as still worthy by some bloodline left..LOL
 
Old 12-28-2014, 07:40 PM
 
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Americans told the British to get the hell out and don't come back, we are taking over our own country and destiny.

Canadians just recently restored the "Royal" title back to our military (after 40 years), and slobber over the royal's boots every chance we get.

That is the difference.

What;...... you'd rather slobber over a Kardashian perhaps?
 
Old 12-28-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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What;...... you'd rather slobber over a Kardashian perhaps?
I don't slobber over anyone. Unless they ask.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Seems after 200 years of a formal split from the Monarchy? The US seems to Love the Royal's. I think the US is merely like the Bastard Child who rebelled and abandoned its Mother and ... back in a day.....divorced itself from formal links and inheritance ? But by Proxy ...is still a step-child.... by informally being adopted? Or dares to see itself as still worthy by some bloodline left..LOL
The US is obsessed with all things celebrity, as are Canadians (at least, the slack-jawed among us). The difference is that the US is an independent sovereign nation that stands on its own two feet. We still huddle around Mother's skirts.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Canada
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We hate Toronto. Americans seem to like Toronto.
 
Old 12-28-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto Canada
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Being totally honest these are the things that I think separate "us" from "them:

- A persons race is virtually irrelevant in Canada.
- less "severe" divide between rich and poor. A persons class isn't a big deal.
- We are growing increasingly apathetic to religion. South of the border it's another story. In Canada religion has nearly zero influence in politics like the U.K.
- A persons sexual orientation is no ones concern or business.
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