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Old 12-18-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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Canada is socialist but does not tolerate illegal immigrant. My nephew (US citizen from Washington state) was living with some First Nations people in a remote part of British Columbia, the police found him and arrested him 2 days after his VISA expired.

 
Old 12-18-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Canada is socialist but does not tolerate illegal immigrant. My nephew (US citizen from Washington state) was living with some First Nations people in a remote part of British Columbia, the police found him and arrested him 2 days after his VISA expired.
Canada is NOT socialist. We are a parliamentary democracy with a free market economy. Any Grade 8 student should be able to tell you that.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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America is sinking fast Canada has no need to take on Americas problems.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Canada is NOT socialist. We are a parliamentary democracy with a free market economy. Any Grade 8 student should be able to tell you that.
Nat, I don't think their grade 8 students would be able to tell them that. I don't believe they teach that kind of thing to their students down there. Americans believe that Canada is socialist (or communist) because that's what they've been taught to believe. It's a belief that they grow up with, it's what they perpetuate ..... just as the person you responded to has tried to perpetuate.

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Old 12-18-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Nat, I don't think their grade 8 students would be able to tell them that. I don't believe they teach that kind of thing to their students down there. Americans believe that Canada is socialist (or communist) because that's what they've been taught to believe. It's a belief that they grow up with, it's what they perpetuate ..... just as the person you responded to has tried to perpetuate.

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I meant our grade 8 students I know that Americans are not really taught much about Canada overall. Two of my good American friends, one from Washington State, and one from California both say that they learned NOTHING about Canada in school.

I think that's why some think, benignly, that Canada would just love to scoop up the so called good bits of the US, when we really have no interest since we KNOW that we could not convince the new citizens to give up their right to bear arms, accept the Queen as head of state, and on and on.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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California alone, has more people than all of Canada, add in the other states on that map and you would have a new country whose majority population is Americans, with American ideas and ways of doing things. Canadians would feel that their Canadian way of doing things would be lost.
That's an interesting point. I hadn't thought about the population issue. I'd just assumed that the Americans would more or less assimilate to the Canadian systems, since by and large they make eminently more sense and is what the majority of the Americans in those states would seek as their systems anyway.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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America is sinking fast Canada has no need to take on Americas problems.
But:

1) you'd be leaving the part of America that is sinking fast behind,
2) Canada could use a lot of the innovation places like New York and California bring, and
3) Canada doesn't want to have to deal with an America that has sunk.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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On the plus side we could kick Quebec to the curb and still have a contiguous country, the negative is we inherit millions of illegals and a border with Mexico...hmmm

OK so you keep CA and NYC and we have a deal
 
Old 12-18-2016, 03:14 PM
 
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That's an interesting point. I hadn't thought about the population issue. I'd just assumed that the Americans would more or less assimilate to the Canadian systems, since by and large they make eminently more sense and is what the majority of the Americans in those states would seek as their systems anyway.
American " liberals" are not exactly the same as Canadian " liberals "...a term that doesn't have the same connotations as it does in the US, where you divide people into either right or left more easily.

For example, a Canadian conservative can easily believe in strict gun control laws, abortion rights and equal marriage and still be considered a conservative.

It's a much more complicated fit.
 
Old 12-18-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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I would prefer to keep the two countries separate as it would create too much chaos to merge even the blue states with Canada. It would be much more practical to have an EU/Trans Tasman type arrangement. That way those Americans from the blue states that really wanted to adopt a Canadian way of life could fairly easily choose to do so provided they abide by our laws. Same goes for Canadians who want to move south.
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