Skip to comments.Is Canada the promised land? One American thinks it comes close
Posted on 06/29/2019 11:02:55 AM PDT by rickmichaels
I am a recovering American. This is a major admission on my part. Since moving to Canada in 2017, Ive kept this part of my identity hidden from everyone except my closest friends. Its a fairly easy sleight-of-hand. Ive lived in various parts of the United States so Im not easily pegged by any regionally-identifiable accent. The rest was simply a matter of a few linguistic somersaults: saying washroom instead of restroom; parkade, not parking lot; chatting at dinner parties about stratas rather than condo boards; and casually ordering deli meats by the gram (thanks to the conversion app on my phone). And to my utter delight, if my dirty little secret is revealed the universal response has been: Youre American? But you seem so nice!
To address the elephant in the room quite literally, I suppose, since its the mascot of the Republican Party yes, the tipping point for my relocation was the 2016 presidential election. Yet, I wasnt one of those people who wrote angry Facebook posts and threatened to leave the country if Hillary Clinton didnt win. That seemed overly dramatic until, well, until the unimaginable actually happened.
I know some of my American friends think I took the easy route the cowards path, if you will. To the people who question my decision, I respond, Do you really think its that easy to just pick up and leave the country where you were born and lived your entire life? But the day after the election and this is actually hard to really put into words I just felt a seismic shift in my overall sense of well-being and thought, Ive got to get out of here.
(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...
Hes a liar.
Another waste of electrons from another Trump hater.
Who gives a #### what this a$$hole does. He is Canada’s problem.
If he’s telling the truth, we’re well rid of him.
This person hasn’t been in Canada for five minutes and yet we get a dose of that boring Canada virtue signalling that they all do. Spare me!
Canada, where Free Speech is not Right.
1. Canada has strict legal immigration laws and deports illegals.
2. You need a government ID to vote in Canada.
3. Canada is very protective with jobs and you need to prove no Canadian could do the job in Canada before you can legally work there.
How could you move to such a RACIST country?
Canada exists to serve Quebec.
It is Quebec that rules Canada.
Somewhat interesting, eh? If Canaduh had similar accomplishments, stresses we might talk. They do have the natural resources to contribute to being great, but give it 100 years. We’ll see.
CANADA is now anti-Christian.
"...the universal response has been: 'Youre American? But you seem so nice!'
"Universal response" among Canadians? My butt!
Lawrence Karol...aka. Idiot
Hes a liar.
The article makes sense. He moved from Southern California.
Most of the middle part of the country is not like he experienced at home.
It is interesting that someone seems so proud of leaving his country because of who was elected president.
If he thinks it is so bad, why didn’t he do something to change it?
Is he paying taxes in Canada? much much higher
Is he getting specialized medical care? long wait
Is he for free speech? much less able to do.
Canada is a wonderful place; I lived there for two years. They have the ability to benefit greatly from their association with the US.
I wonder, is the author revoking his US citizenship? if he actually did that I may take him seriously. He should put his money where his mouth is.
When I lived in Canada, people often asked me where I was from, as traces of my southern accent suggested I was not from there. If I answered, “I’m from the US,” I got a cold shoulder. If I said, “I’m from Texas,” their eyes would light up and I’d be peppered with questions about the old West. It was as if Texas were not part of the US.
The only time I ever faked a Canadian accent was when the wife and I were vacationing in Amarillo. We were walking into a drugstore when someone spotted our Ontario license plates and said, “Welcome to the United States.”
Rather than embarrass them, we put on our most Canadian accents and said, “Thank you very much.” LOL
[CANADA is now anti-Christian.]
Pretty much all countries turning that way.
I DO hope they enjoy the Antichrist. He’s got your liberal values (liberals I mean) right here.
Seems like Hungary is fighting back, too.
Bottom line, that’s why the left hates President Trump - he’s not actively pushing all of their agendas. And that makes them scream at the sky.
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