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Your view of Canada?

I am curious to know what poeple from around the world think of Canada (other Canadians too) what do you think of Canada? Good or bad, tell me. All opinions acceptted. Best worded and interesting awnsers will be under consideration for 10 points.

Update:

I wish to clear a few things up.

First of all we are not all gay. Our goverment wasted our money and time debating gay marrige and now they are talking about going back to the issue.

Second of all I from Manitoba (right above North Dakota) we do not I REPEAT WE DO NOT ALL SPEEK FENCH

all speak french

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I am an American, just so you know where this perspective is comming from. I respect Canada. I feel they share many similarities with the US, as far as politics and culture go. Where as Mexico differs from the other 2 North American nations, Canada and the States are quite similar. I see Canadian culture as being somewhat passive and peaceful, and yet more tolerant and seeking pleasure. Whereas the States are more fundamental when it comes to legislation on morals and the like, I see Canada as more permissive when it comes to drug legislation, alcohol consumption and the like (which is why I am envious of Canadians). They may not have a great military power but I do see a great cultural influx upon American society, especially in the areas of Hollywood, especially comedy. Its a beautiful country, and the 2nd largest in the world at that! The one thing I dislike about Canada is the French sector, but thats just because I can't really respect the French. Otherwise, I see it as a great neighbor to the north, a reliable and loyal ally, and I'm happy we can have open boarders, as both our and your citizens help benefit both societies.

    Source(s): phd
  • Ok first, I'm going to dispel some stereotypes:

    Canada is NOT always cold! The only parts that are only cold are the areas to the far north, we're talking Alert that is close to the North Pole. We do not get snow year round, it is not cold year round. In fact, I live in the traditional 'snow belt" area and umm..we usually only get snow in the middle of December and it goes away by March.

    Canada is not almost empty either. Sure it doesn't have a super large population, but we're happy the way it is. Oh and who are you calling not that bright? Canada is home to some of the greatest thinkers in history, and don't you forget it.

    The 'eh' is the opposite of the American 'uh' and "umm" that I hear alot so ha! We don't cater to terrorists either by the way.

    Most people seem to think that we are the same or have the same identity as the Americans and because we are different, we get criticized.

    I love Canada for the reasons why we are different, and some because we are similar. Canada reached it's independence in a way which there was no real bloodshed or revolt (although that barfight in 1837 was a neat and typically Canadian way of doing it), we have the priviledge of having many different cultures and we celebrate them in our mosaic, meaning that while we are all Canadian, we are also a part of our own ethnic backgrounds instead of being just Canadian. I love the fact that I can walk down the street and not fear being hurt, I love the fact that OTHER people use my flag as a safety barrier when they go to other countries. I love the fact that we can sing our national anthem in two languages back in forth during hockey games. I love the fact that I can use French to confuse the heck out of my friends that speak only English. I love the fact that my own ancestery is a mix of French, British and Native, the best of three of the worlds that actually made this country what it is.

    I love our foreign policy and the fact that we have Prime Ministers such as William Lyon Mackenzie King and Pierre Trudeau that solidify what it means to be Canadian, that we should be proud of our country and stand up for it. I like the fact that it takes an hour to get out of my city limits alone, and I love the fact that there are so many different types of wildlife that lives in my area.

    I love the fact that I was born here, that I live here, that my family comes from here.

    Oh and I love things like the zipper, insulin and medicare all come from Canada.

    I just love Canada!

  • Hamish
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I am a Quebecoise and my first language is English. I can speak two languages fluently, live in a beautiful large city with a low crime rate and have access to some of the finest Universities in the world. If I get sick I can be seen by the best medical specialists in wonderful hospitals without having to take out a second mortgage. What is there not to like about Canada?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm Canadian, from Cape Breton, NS originally. I don't think there is anywhere else in the world that I would have prefered to have grown up or call home. And I'm not just trying to be hokie. We have great cities, beautiful scenery, lots of natural resources, two great languages, we border three of the world's oceans. The quality of life in Canada is shown to be among the best in the world... and we have so much culture. I am sure that you are going to get a lot of rude answers from Americans... but it's that kind of arrogance and ignorance that has helped bring about the way they are viewed in the world today.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've met many Canadians and all were nice people.

    I've never been to Canada, but have flown over it a few times. It seems to be a good place to live and has plenty of wilderness areas. Wonderful Hot Springs.

    I understand the Canadians Bill of Rights is the same as the US with exception to the Right to Bear Arms.

    The US has the right to bear arms in case of tyranny in the government...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe it has a reputation for being very decent and boring and the tourists from there are cheap and do not tip well. it is rather lackluster and uninteresting and very cold and underpopulated and provincial. They quarrel between themelves with the french kind of citizens. They have free medical care but the care is poor and the lines are long. Rich canadians come to USA to get the finest medical care when they need it. The west of canada is so far from the east that they are a lot different with large asian influence from Hong Kong in recent years. Prices there are high.

    weather is not as bad as the inland or east of canada.

  • 1 decade ago

    Glorious and Free !

    We have a very diverse population, but what makes us Canadian is sharing our common human experience of surviving our wide range of weather, from - 40 Celcius to + 40 Celcius, and valuing and defending tolerance of each other, even while keeping some of the good things of our ancestors cultures. People are people first, not specific races first before considering that they're people. We have so much more variety of foods, from all around the world, I miss the vast selection so much when I travel south.

    We have more freedom, no one tells us we are not allowed to drive on the roads when there is a lot of snow, unlike our neighbours to the south who at times are not allowed to drive on roads when there is a lot of snow. We are a free and democratic people. We work hard, and in our free time, we really know how to have a good time. Our economy is solid, and booming as our reward. Also, we won't go bankrupt if we need a doctor or hospital, its one less thing to worry about if and when we have something to worry about, and our medical facilities are top of the line, in quality and technology and on the leading edge of research and development. We have some of the very highest standards in education in the world, and have given some wonderful technological contributions to the world. We have given more than our share to international diplomacy, and more than our share of music and musicians and actors and actresses and stars. Every place has good points and bad points though. Its very shameful that Canadian society, white people are still steeling land from the natives, the "first-nations people" who were promised ownership of some little bits of land that was always theirs, and promises were broken. May the first Canadians, the Indians, may they keep on standing on guard for their land and their rights! and may the rest of Canadians learn to respect them too !! Oh, sorry, and on the roads, Canadians drive fast, which helps keep us efficient, but Canadian drivers also need to learn to be more considerate, and polite, --- as polite as we are off the roads.

  • 1 decade ago

    I lived in Canada for five years and visited it for a couple of times lately. In all I have a very favorable impression. The people are friendly, its clean, well organized and one feels safe to move about.

    They are however a little bit too much obsessed with hockey and like to ridicule their southern neighbors.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm from NYC but I have spent quite a few summers visiting my dad up there. I like Canada a lot plus college and healthcare is sooo much cheaper and the ppl there are less concieted than Americans.

  • 1 decade ago

    I ve been living in Regina, SK for 2 years. I like living here, in Canada, because it is peaceful, clean,and I got an in-door field to play basketball.

    btw, I have over 100 contacts on my list and I met them all in Canada.

    Source(s): me, heh
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