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Old 02-19-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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and your only choices were Canada or Mexico to spend the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why?

Let's pretend that money or income is not a concern, you'd be able to live a nice middle to upper middle class lifestyle in either.

Last edited by Bo; 02-19-2010 at 01:22 PM.. Reason: Moved from General US. This topic isn't about the US!
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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Canada without a doubt!

It is one of the best, if not the best, nations in the World. It is clean, stable, safe, and has some great cities.

I am partial to cooler weather and four seasons. Mexico would be too damn hot for me.

I speak English and know a little French. I know no Spanish.

I live in Michigan so Canada isn't that far or different. It would be like going to live at a neighbor's house. Mexico is very foreign to me.

And best of all; hockey and good beer! What more can you ask for in a country?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Canada without a doubt. The culture is similar, and it has vibrant, clean cities. My only worry is that the climate would wear on me, so I'd probably stick to Ontario, Vancouver or Victoria.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think I could be happy near the beach in Mexico. I just can't hack the winter in the frozen north anymore. The few times I've been to Mexico the people were very nice.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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I am by far choose Canada. Much more of a stable country. If I had the money and could get dual-citizenship I would move to BC in a heartbeat.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Within the limitations of your scenario, Coolhand, I'd go to Mexico. Heck, if money were no object, I'd go right now! As far as weather, it has various climate zones to suit most tastes, with the exception of freezing weather. People are friendly and laid back and there are beautiful beaches. If beaches are not your thing, there are plenty of towns offering museums, all kinds of entertainment, and urban amenities. Granted, visiting any country doesn't have much to do with living there. If you have to work there, then things may get hairy, but if you have income independent of the local economy, it'll be just fine! I don't know if you've noticed that, but not speaking the language of a country you're in is extremely refreshing! All the annoyance and paranoia produced by the media is like white noise to you!

I like Canada OK, too. Only been to Vancouver, though. To Mexico I've been a lot and to many places. It's better for my soul, but people are different.

Is this just a hypothetical question...? I doubt it...
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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and your only choices were Canada or Mexico to spend the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why?

Let's pretend that money or income is not a concern, you'd be able to live a nice middle to upper middle class lifestyle in either.
Mexico in a heartbeat. It's warmer and the food is much better.

I would not have any problem learning the language and adopting to the customs. Canada is too cold and I am not just talking about the weather.

My dh is Canadian. To be perfectly honest with you, I would find the lifestyle there more "foreign" to me than the laid-back way of doing things South of the Border. My mother always told me that Mañana does not mean "Tomorrow"..... it means "not today". LOL

Me gusto Mexico!

20yrsinBranson
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Probably Canada, especially Toronto, which really isn't far off from many American cities in many aspects.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Mexico, it is warm. The food is better. The women are hotter
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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and your only choices were Canada or Mexico to spend the rest of your life, which one would you choose and why?

Let's pretend that money or income is not a concern, you'd be able to live a nice middle to upper middle class lifestyle in either.
The first question is which country's immigration laws would you be able to satisfy in order to stay permanently. Canada has a points system, and if you don't make it....it ain't on your list no matter how much you might like it.
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