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View Poll Results: Should Canada accept American refugees in some cases?
Yes, some Americans suffer to the point of needing refuge abroad 14 31.82%
No, even the worst off Americans aren't bad off enough to need to come to Canada 30 68.18%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-09-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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This is ridiculous. There are three cities in Canada where this is true. The rest of them are just like American cities in this regard...

Not to mention there are at least six or seven American cities where living car free is fairly straightforward.
The only US cities in which you aren't severely crippled without a car are New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. Anywhere else your world is going to be very "small" without a personal vehicle. I imagine even Calgary and Edmonton's transit systems are still better than pretty much every other US city aside from the ones I listed.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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The only US cities in which you aren't severely crippled without a car are New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. Anywhere else your world is going to be very "small" without a personal vehicle. I imagine even Calgary and Edmonton's transit systems are still better than pretty much every other US city aside from the ones I listed.
You're forgetting Washington D.C., and to a lesser extent, Philadelphia. Not to mention places like Minneapolis, where living car-free is definitely a hassle but is quite doable.

Look, in any city you're going to be better off with a car, but the fact is that Canada's two biggest cities are also two of the biggest cities in North America. Of course they have good transit.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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You're forgetting Washington D.C., and to a lesser extent, Philadelphia and Minneapolis.

Look, in any city you're going to be better off with a car, but the fact is that Canada's two biggest cities are also two of the biggest cities in North America. Of course they have good transit.
Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are all doable with transit. Victoria is also plenty walkable, and Canadian cities in general, while definitely not as pedestrian/transit friendly as say the UK, are still much less sprawly than the US, with the possible exception of Alberta.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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The US is a third world country with a first world face.
Please stop, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about....
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal are all doable with transit. Victoria is also plenty walkable, and Canadian cities in general, while definitely not as pedestrian/transit friendly as say the UK, are still much less sprawly than the US, with the possible exception of Alberta.
Victoria? You mean the TOWN with a population under 80,000 people?

Yes, Montreal, Toronto, and perhaps Vancouver (I've never been, so I don't know) are doable with transit. So are Boston, NYC, DC, Philly, San Francisco, Chicago, and even Minneapolis (I've done it). There are tons of US cities with very urban, compact cores, where you can do most anything without needing a car.

Also, Alberta isn't a city.

Also, bad stuff happens in Canada, look: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Hat...439/story.html
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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Victoria? You mean the TOWN with a population under 80,000 people?

Yes, Montreal, Toronto, and perhaps Vancouver (I've never been, so I don't know) are doable with transit. So are Boston, NYC, DC, Philly, San Francisco, Chicago, and even Minneapolis (I've done it). There are tons of US cities with very urban, compact cores, where you can do most anything without needing a car.

Also, Alberta isn't a city.

Also, bad stuff happens in Canada, look: Hate crimes down in B.C. and across Canada: StatsCan
I agree.

Yes, Victoria is a small town. If we use that standard, Pasadena, CA is walkable to, so is West Hollywood.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Between the Alps and the North Sea
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Canadians dont want our black americans. What is it with you bleeding heart liberal types and wanting to keep importing the world into your countries? All you're doing is ruining your quality of life. They dont need your home, theyve got their own, and they've got their native home in Africa as an option. I notice this flaw in Anglo European countries, you have a populace thats like intent on importing the trash of the world. WHY? Its a big planet, they have other places like their own homelands where they would be surrounded by their own people. Thats, you know, a REAL refuge.
They have already trashed their home in Africa. Having been imported to America they have at some point started to trash it too, and now would like to do the same to Canada and the Euro countries that still maintain decent white culture and lifestyle.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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You do know this will probably turn into an ugly frustrating argument with people claiming that "U.S. refugees" would only come to Canada for the freebies.
Exactly. If you can't make it in America with all the opportunities that are offered to you there, why should anyone believe you'd fare any better north of the border?
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Victoria? You mean the TOWN with a population under 80,000 people?

Yes, Montreal, Toronto, and perhaps Vancouver (I've never been, so I don't know) are doable with transit. So are Boston, NYC, DC, Philly, San Francisco, Chicago, and even Minneapolis (I've done it). There are tons of US cities with very urban, compact cores, where you can do most anything without needing a car.

Also, Alberta isn't a city.

Also, bad stuff happens in Canada, look: Hate crimes down in B.C. and across Canada: StatsCan
When " Googling" your hunt for stats, take into account that a city's population can be misleading. The imaginary boundaries of what is Victoria don't actually tell you how many people " live in Victoria "

The Great Victoria area has 344,615 people. making it the 15th most populous Canadian urban region in Canada.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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They have already trashed their home in Africa. Having been imported to America they have at some point started to trash it too, and now would like to do the same to Canada and the Euro countries that still maintain decent white culture and lifestyle.
Oh look another racist ******* on city data
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