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Old 09-01-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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I assume the poster is not actually Canadian, and is just trying to start a trolling thread.

Obviously Canadian healthcare isn't free. People pay for the healthcare, as in the U.S., and every other country I'm aware of (I don't think there's such thing as a healthcare fairy). It's just that in the U.S. your employer pays the majority, and in Canada the majority comes out of a special tax.

 
Old 09-01-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I assume the poster is not actually Canadian, and is just trying to start a trolling thread.

Obviously Canadian healthcare isn't free. People pay for the healthcare, as in the U.S., and every other country I'm aware of (I don't think there's such thing as a healthcare fairy). It's just that in the U.S. your employer pays the majority, and in Canada the majority comes out of a special tax.
Oh yes, the federal tax comes out of one's paycheck when they get one and is based on a single payer system.. The government pays for HC - but obviously it is funded through taxpayer dollars and taxpayers generally get their income from employers. The more you make, the more they take.. Having said that, on a cost basis I think the Canadian HC system costs Canadians half of what it costs in the U.S. on a per capita basis. Not everything is paid for either, if I need a prescription than I need to use my extended insurance coverage through work to pay for it. The Government pays for prescriptions of those who are on social assistance though it is basic prescription coverage.
 
Old 09-01-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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There are some interesting Youtube vieos on how Youtube comments represent the worst of humanity and do not reflect reality.

Most Americans really find no real fault with Canada (more Americans are jealous of Canadian healthcare than opposed to it). Can you say the same about Canadians?
 
Old 09-02-2014, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Hello there, I am a canadian citizen and A YouTuber who has come here to ask why people in your country like to bash canada? I get about ten anti canadian comments a day on my YouTube channel from americans. They call my country a "socialist cess pool" and make fun of how I speak (idiotic comments in regards to how I pronounce "about") and then they say canadian healthcare is trash.

I'm wondering why americans feel this why about us? What are your youth being taught in your education system to denigrate canada so badly. It's just immature and stupid in my opinion to spend so much time hating on another country.

Why do you think our healthcare sucks? It's free. And why do you say we say aboot? I have never heard anyone say this in my entire life. I'm beginning to think you're all not too informed about what goes on outside the borders of your own country.

First off this is the internet and not the real world. People on here say all kinds of ridiculous things, other posters have already said this. Now as far as the Americans vs Canadians thing, well yes you will hear a lot of bickering from both sides about little things. Overall though, at least in the real world most Americans have a very positive view of Canada. We travel there by the thousands spending our money, we buy Canadian products worth billions, and we haven't declared war over y'all sending us Justin Bieber lol. I would say we have a good relationship with Canada. Most Americans recognize the major cultural similarity between us, the differences between Americans and Canadians is more political than anything else. Culturally we are really the same people. Crossing that border you hardly feel you've entered a foreign land. I think we are all aware of this fact, on both sides of the border. There is very little real hate coming from regular Americans toward Canada. The internet does bring out the loons, and nothing can be done to change that. If you want to see your countrymen behaving the same way go to the Canadian forum and read the things some of them say about their southern neighbor. Making fun of our education level, our gun culture, southern culture etc. We take at least as much from y'all as we dish out to you. What was the TV show up there making fun of us called. I think it was "Talking with Americans" and it was all about exposing our ignorance about Canada for a good laugh. Ill admit its funny, and I don't take it personally. However if Canadians can dish that stuff out toward us then I guess youll have to take some of ours right?? Most of it is good natured ribbing, very little of it is real true hatred coming from either side of the border. The Aussies and Kiwis have the same thing going on between them. I guess its just going to happen when you have two very similar nations so close to each other. Its a heck of a lot better than being next to a REAL enemy. Ask a Ukrainian what its like to live next to Russia.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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I started a topic once about this matter which was met with some hostility from both Canadians and Americans ... Although I generally don't take side with Americans and consider Canada superior to the US, I do agree Americans have a point regarding bad performers like Justin Bieber, Brian Adams and Celine Dion originating from Canada. This is really something Canada should work on.
 
Old 09-02-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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I have to admit, I agree with danielj72. It often seems that when meeting a Canadian for the first time, the first 15 minutes is an exercise in confronting everything that is wrong with the United States. And that is in person, not comments on a Youtube video.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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I have to admit, I agree with danielj72. It often seems that when meeting a Canadian for the first time, the first 15 minutes is an exercise in confronting everything that is wrong with the United States. And that is in person, not comments on a Youtube video.
This does happen occasionally. They don't even necessarily blame you personally, but it's still irritating. It's the whole insecurity trip, being the baby brother, etc.
 
Old 09-03-2014, 09:31 AM
 
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Justin Bieber have you all a bad rep
 
Old 09-05-2014, 04:02 PM
 
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I assume the poster is not actually Canadian, and is just trying to start a trolling thread.

Obviously Canadian healthcare isn't free. People pay for the healthcare, as in the U.S., and every other country I'm aware of (I don't think there's such thing as a healthcare fairy). It's just that in the U.S. your employer pays the majority, and in Canada the majority comes out of a special tax.
If you're lucky.
 
Old 09-05-2014, 04:08 PM
 
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This does happen occasionally. They don't even necessarily blame you personally, but it's still irritating. It's the whole insecurity trip, being the baby brother, etc.
I've always thought of Canada as a girl!
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