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Old 08-26-2007, 09:56 PM
 
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Hi Folks:

I have never been to Canada. In fact, the closest I have ever been to Canada was a quick trip to Seattle I made back in 89 after I was discharged from the service. The only actual contact I have ever had with Canadians was on Ebay. I have done business with quite a few Canadian sellers and it was a pleasure doing business with all of those fine folks as they were all very pleasant and polite. I want very much to visit Canada someday while I am still relatively young (I am 50 now, even though some might consider me "Over the Hill"). Canada is a truly beautiful nation, and I certainly want to experience it firsthand. I also wish to meet alot of Canadians like the folks I corresponded with when I did business with them on Ebay. I salute our fine neighbors to the north (I live in Indianapolis) and wish you well.
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Old 08-26-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the fine words. Indy isn't that far away; take a long weekend and pop up for a visit.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:40 AM
 
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RikRich,
The first time I entered Canada was back in 1984 as a teenager, now as a teenager and loving Canada oppose to the USA, especially New York, you can clearly see the impact the country has had on me. I have since then wanted to move to Canada, and perhaps I should have then, but now that I am older I have a feelings of belonging, when I am there. The most amazing thing is that when I visited Canada with my kids, they absolutely loved it and now wants to live there. Considering that they are teenage boys, you can see the impact of the serenity and beauty that Canada can have on a person...even a teenager
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:27 PM
 
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If you guys would scrap the gun registry and allow handgun ownership, there would be more move north.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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If you guys would scrap the gun registry and allow handgun ownership, there would be more move north.
why does everyone think handguns were banned in canada ? or for that matter, why does everyone think marijuana is legal in canada? The truth is that currently handguns are considered "restricted firearms" which means that would-be owners have to take an extra course (in addition to the basic course required for the firearms license) and in certain provinces, join a shooting club before obtaining their handguns.

and pot is illegal. possession is a crime although in vancouver, montreal, toronto and other bigger towns, cops often turn a blind eye. about a year back some girl in rural saskatchewan had her life ruined after she was severly prosecuted for casual marijuana use.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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The pot law is currently in legal limbo in Ontario, has been since July. Here's the latest news on that story:

The Canadian Press: Pot activists hail court victory, but Crown says it's non-binding (broken link)

Pot activists hail court victory, but Crown says it's non-binding
4 days ago

OTTAWA - Marijuana activists are hailing a recent court ruling as the beginning of the end of Canada's prohibition on pot, but the Crown dismisses the decision as non-binding.

A trial judge in Oshawa, Ont., threw out charges of simple possession of marijuana against three young men on Oct. 19, relying on a previous court ruling that found Canada's pot law unconstitutional.

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Old 12-17-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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Oh, Canada. Great country with great people.

Don't kid yourself into thinking it's without its own issues, but it's sure worth a trip to see for yourself.

I spend a lot of time in Vancouver, and it's truly something else, that's for sure.
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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Hi Folks:

I have never been to Canada. In fact, the closest I have ever been to Canada was a quick trip to Seattle I made back in 89 after I was discharged from the service. The only actual contact I have ever had with Canadians was on Ebay. I have done business with quite a few Canadian sellers and it was a pleasure doing business with all of those fine folks as they were all very pleasant and polite. I want very much to visit Canada someday while I am still relatively young (I am 50 now, even though some might consider me "Over the Hill"). Canada is a truly beautiful nation, and I certainly want to experience it firsthand. I also wish to meet alot of Canadians like the folks I corresponded with when I did business with them on Ebay. I salute our fine neighbors to the north (I live in Indianapolis) and wish you well.
My Wife and I used to travel to Canada frequently when we lived in New England, but we haven't been there in about 12 years now. We used to drive up and head straight for Montreal. What a friendly, beautiful place

We both speak some French so we could navigate easily (I read it much better than I speak it) and we never once were disappointed when we visited. The people are very helpful, courteous and were upbeat for the most part

The women there prided themselves on their appearance, presenting themselves in a more feminine way than their American neighbors, but maybe that is just my own personal view

If our southern neighbors were like our northern neighbors we wouldn't have so many problems here.
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
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In reality, Canada is so diverse from West to East. If you have been to Seattle, then you have pretty much seen what BC is like. Most people who have never travelled across the border (either way) think it is a big deal, but it isnt. Grab your passport and your visa card and hop in the car for a weekend trip to the nearest city.

Robert
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