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Old 03-19-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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I doubt the conclusion that more freedom equals more capitalism is correct. Anyway, Canada has a different culture and mentality, and of course it has far fewer people to take care of, they still need immigrants and can pick the best. Plus, it is farther away from sources of illegal immigration. No historical social problems like in the US...
Canada has low illegal immigration because it doesn't share a border with the U.S., but it does have illegal immigration, like Portugal does as well. Canada's immigration system is unlike the U.S. They encourage skilled workers to come to Canada, not poor family members from the Philippines and Mexico (2 of our top 5 sources of foreigners)
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Thatís interesting,,, how Canada didnít fall victim like the U.S. on these issues. Must be because the American Tea Party movement canít figure out just ďwhatĒ is the problem here in the states. Seems they support corporations and corporate welfare along with the political party on the right; to hell with the people but more power to the corporations.
we did not de-regulate our banks and give out sub prime loans Canada is very fiscal conservative country
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Canada has low illegal immigration because it doesn't share a border with the U.S., but it does have illegal immigration, like Portugal does as well. Canada's immigration system is unlike the U.S. They encourage skilled workers to come to Canada, not poor family members from the Philippines and Mexico (2 of our top 5 sources of foreigners)
I am pretty sure we share a border
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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we did not de-regulate our banks and give out sub prime loans Canada is very fiscal conservative country
Canada is a rare country in that it's a socially liberal country and fiscally conservative.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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I am pretty sure we share a border
Oops, I meant Mexico lol
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Oops, I meant Mexico lol
LOL I kinda figured that since Canada and the United States border is the longest border in the world.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta metro
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Canada has a perception among many in the U.S. as being a socialist country. However, Canada actually has a freer economy than the United States, and it is rated as one of the freest economies in the world:

Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economic Freedom of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yet, they still manage to provide universal healthcare and unlimited unemployment to their citizens, and have a balanced national budget. Why is that? Why do you think that is?

My opinion is that it's all based on one thing: Canada has strict limits on campaign contributions. Lobbying is almost nonexistent. Their politicians are not bought and paid for like ours here in the States.
"Canada is more capitalist than the United States"

This is hilarious, coming from you! Didn't you just go on and on about how you want to move to Canada b/c you hate capitalism??
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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"Canada is more capitalist than the United States"

This is hilarious, coming from you! Didn't you just go on and on about how you want to move to Canada b/c you hate capitalism??
I distinctly remember kazoopilot saying that many a time on his topic "I've had enough of capitalism". Is he also well aware that the Canadian Conservative Party is running the show up there, and not the Liberals and NDP? I haven't checked lately but last time I checked, the Tories had a majority or near majority in government, and Harper's on his 2nd term and may be going on to a 3rd

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LOL I kinda figured that since Canada and the United States border is the longest border in the world.
Yes lol. Nobody can miss that fact, especially the most uninformed American (maybe ). That's what I like about Canada though. That it is a fiscally conservative country. I wish we showed a lot more fiscal restraint here.

Aren't your provinces less federalized as well? I'm not sure how the mechanics of Canadian government work when it comes to federalism (I know it's a blend of Westminster Parliament and U.S. federalism though)
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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Canada has a perception among many in the U.S. as being a socialist country. However, Canada actually has a freer economy than the United States, and it is rated as one of the freest economies in the world:

Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economy of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economic Freedom of the World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Yet, they still manage to provide universal healthcare and unlimited unemployment to their citizens, and have a balanced national budget. Why is that? Why do you think that is?

My opinion is that it's all based on one thing: Canada has strict limits on campaign contributions. Lobbying is almost nonexistent. Their politicians are not bought and paid for like ours here in the States.
Because they lack backbone when it comes to international affairs and they know the U.S. will protect them?
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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The drive from Niagara Falls to Toronto was eye-opening. Wall-to-wall development around Lake Ontario. Lots of factories and neighborhoods. Crossing back into New York, wow, what a difference. Lots of woods and decaying cities. So, this is where the jobs went, I thought to myself. They didn't go to Mexico...they snuck over the border into Canada! My image of Canada as a bastion of socialism and environmentalism was erased forevermore.
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