Cost difference: gas is more expensive here (Canada)
Housing prices differ greatly from city to city, but seem to be pretty high...on the radio this morning, they said that here in Victoria BC, the average price of a house is approx. $550,000 :-(
Contrary to the first poster, we are "at war" in Afghanistan, however most Canadians do not condone it.
We, for the most part, are a peace loving country. We DO NOT feel the need to carry a gun with us.
Laws: drinking age is 19 (18 in Alberta)
We do not have capital punishment
Marijuana is pretty much legal (unless you're growing and trafficking)
Gay marriages are finally legal.
Abortion is legal everywhere.
Schooling-not sure exactly what the differences are...but it would also depend on the province, and the city that you moved to...University is about $5,000/yr in BC (as far as I can remember)...We have private and public elementary to gr 12 schools, as well as private and public colleges and universities.
We have 5% GST, and each province has their own amount of PST....(sales taxes)
Travelling in Canada is expensive (via trains and planes)...
We have a higher rate of immigration than the usa (we have one of the lowest birth rates in the world)..
We have more than two government parties to vote for.
Alcohol is only sold in liquor stores-not available in grocery stores.
Cell phone plans are expensive, but prices are supposed to go down with new gov't regulations.
A lot of our media/television stations/shows come from the usa. However, Canadian media covers more world news than the usa does.
I'd say that we are much less conservative than the usa.
We use KMs rather than Miles... and Celsius rather than Fahrenheit.
Canucks spell words with a 'u'...such as in favoUr, neighboUr, coloUr ect ect!!
AND, of course the big one is universal health care for everyone in Canada.
I hope that that helps!!
Feel free to email me if you have any more specific questions!
What the he!! is with the four bad reviews??
Z-pot isn't technically legal, but at least here in BC, you can smoke it pretty much anywhere without getting in trouble....
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