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Old 10-26-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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Which country would you like to live in?

Australia vs. Canada

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Old 10-26-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I'm sure they compare equally in all catagories except climate, and overall beauty. Climate goes to Australia, but Canada is pretty hot in the summer. Beauty......eye of the beholder. I choose Canada for the "wow" factor, but what Australia has is more ....unique.

I could be comfortable in both, but prefer to stay here in Canada.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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I'm sure they compare equally in all catagories except climate, and overall beauty. Climate goes to Australia, but Canada is pretty hot in the summer. Beauty......eye of the beholder. I choose Canada for the "wow" factor, but what Australia has is more ....unique.

I could be comfortable in both, but prefer to stay here in Canada.
the Australian economy has been a lot stronger than Canadian one for quite some years.
Australia made the wise decision to tighten the economic tie with fast growing Asia, where the future is, while Canada just clings stubbornly to a declining power and nothing else for decades. Australia hasn't had a recession for 20 years, can't say the same for Canada.

Canada is not "pretty hot" in the summer. Average highs in Toronto is like 25-26C, in Vancouver, don't even mention it. It is nowhere near "pretty hot". But I prefer the milder summer to the really hot ones (30+).
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Canada
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I'll remember to ignore the humidex next summer. Then I won't sweat my balls off.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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This comparison has been done till death on the CD forum. But here we go again ...


Australia vs. Canada

Location: Australia (places like Bali in Asia can be reached in approx 2 hours)
Climate: Australia (is this question a joke?)
Quality of life: Australia (based all the "best city to live in" articles. Only Vancouver is in the same league as Aussie cities)
Crime: probably same
Stores/Shopping: Canada
School/College: Australia (university level, lot more top 100 world universities)
Entertainment/Things to do: Very subjective
Diversity: Same ... doesnt matter
Economy: Australia
Culture: Australia
Food: Australia
History: Dont know what this means ...
Overall beauty: Very subjective. But on average, Canada.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Canada on all counts.
Funny I was just talking to an ex who lived in Australia for a year. As much as they loved it and they saw a lot of it, they still found overall, especially outside Sidney that Australia was still a fairly red-neck place where sexism and homophobia were still badges of honour.
I also have friends that live in Sidney and they of course love their country and their city, but have said similar things to me and when they are in Canada which they've been several times, that things just seem more progressive here. Of course these are other peoples opinions, I have yet to go to Australia, but I do want to one day....for a visit.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Canada on all counts.
Funny I was just talking to an ex who lived in Australia for a year. As much as they loved it and they saw a lot of it, they still found overall, especially outside Sidney that Australia was still a fairly red-neck place where sexism and homophobia were still badges of honour.
I also have friends that live in Sidney and they of course love their country and their city, but have said similar things to me and when they are in Canada which they've been several times, that things just seem more progressive here. Of course these are other peoples opinions, I have yet to go to Australia, but I do want to one day....for a visit.
I suspect that underlying those perspectives was their personal style and personalty.

Most Aussies describe Canadians as very polite, quiet and reserved, but that lack or direct, too the point interaction can be unnerving to some. What's the difference between polite and reserved, and evasive and withdrawn? Do you like people to call it how they genuinely see it, or put a premium on trying not to potentially offend someone?

Redneck? Sexism? Racism? I've only been to Canada for short holidays, but saw evidence of all those traits. No more or less than Australia; but they are definitely expressed in a more subtle, less direct manner in Canada.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Which country would you like to live in?
Why do you ask? Australians will prefer Australia and Canadians will prefer Canada.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Australia. I'm American.
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