Is Canada basically America Lite?
I love you neighbors to the north and your country, but aren't you culturally and politically basically just us under a different flag? That and you have a sillier accent than even Minnesotans.
- MissPrissLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Nope. Canadians have some american-style quirks caused by watching so much american tv but we are very different. Different vocabulary, different government, different culture, different philosophical outlook on things like gun control, racism, nationalism, the CIA and torture, militarism, patriotism.
- Karen LLv 75 years ago
No, Canada is not just America Lite, and probably only an American would be arrogant enough to suggest such a thing.
It would be hard to imagine a Canadian describing the US as a
"full-fat" Canada though come to think of it, that might not be a bad description in some respects. Canada has significant cultural and political differences from the US. Other posters have done a pretty good job of identifying most of them
- Needful SinnerLv 75 years ago
"I love you neighbors to the north and your country, but aren't you culturally and politically basically just us under a different flag?"
Color > colour; armor > armour; center > centre; theater > theatre... etc. We don't even use the same English language.
We've never had Indian Wars and saying something like Afro-Canadian just sounds odd, hyphens divide.
The same assault rifle used in the Colorado theatre shooting - available for sale in Canada; we have guns but our mindset on how to use them and what to use them on entirely different.
Same sex marriage has been legal up here for some time; the legislation passed without anyone really even noticing or caring.
Parliamentary Monarchy, one of the most stable in the world and we don't have to change around our whole political system when a different party comes to power.
Ever listened to someone from the Canadian Maritimes speak, omgosh I can barely understand Newfy.
The USA has never really understood Canada going back centuries; even in 1812 the USA invaded thinking if they did we'd rebel against British rule... great plan barring one small little thing:
DOMINION vs COLONIES
"several other self-governing colonies of the British Empire were considered dominions equal in status to Canada. Only one other country actually used the title 'Dominion of…' in its full name however; the Dominion of New Zealand. The British used 'dominion' in a generic context to refer to any colony that was more or less self-governing. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster in 1931 the definition of dominion became lot more precise, with the British drawing a clear line of separation between what was a "dominion" and what was a "colony." From henceforth, a "dominion" was declared to be an independent country..."
Thank you dear friend and awesome neighbor but both culturally and politically we are quite unique from the USA :)
- Rona LachatLv 75 years ago
I love you neighbors to the north and your country, but aren't you culturally and politically basically just us under a different flag?
That and you have a sillier accent than even Minnesotans.
Yawl never heard the one from Bassston eh
America Lite on news from Canada. Take some time and actually explore things about Canada.
Sadly USA Fans could not do the same for their Neighbour up North.
Some do get it right. Even a Bilingual version
Gosh YES a different Flag
Even in World War two after Pearl Harbor Canada declared War BEFORE the USA got around to it.On BOTH sides of the World.
Canadians are Canadians.
United States citizens are from the United States.
Both are from North America
Both are independent FREE countries.
Both have citizens proud of their country their cities and towns,their families.
One is not better than the other they are just DIFFERENT and also similar.
Maybe time to get a Passport and actually come and visit Canada for yourself.
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- RonLv 65 years ago
we have WAY more freedom
way less violent
talk cultural?? half the actors in Hollywood are Canada (or British)
Politcially we are a parlimentry system ... which runs with 4 parties ... so that's completely different
You must be pretty ignorant cause much like the States our "accents" are different as you move across the country .. someone in BC doesn't sound like someone from Nova Scotia
- 5 years ago
Canada has less freedom, US is best place to live, Canada gorv is fuking stupit
- 5 years ago
I hope not!!