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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 03:07 AM

6. The thing is that the differences between Canada and the US really aren't that great in many ways...

There are a few massive differences that make ALL the difference but the reality of the situation is that in terms of day to day life you would be hard pressed to notice much different between any major metropolitan city in the US and Canada. We have plenty of racism here, plenty to be ashamed about. Over the last few years for example we have been dealing with a massive story about how we as a country basically committed cultural genocide against the native american population here. Thousands died in government run schools, families ripped apart, native cultures suppressed and purposefully destroyed. Our right wing here is very racist, very entitled, very pro wealthy, they want much of what the right wing in the US has. The few but MAJOR differences that I mentioned are that politically speaking our country isn't quite as partisan as yours is and not quite everything is up for the highest bidder. Universal Health care here for example, although it has its issues, is largely supported by even right wing governments, though they wish to make changes in it for the worse. We don't have the violent gun culture you guys have despite there being plenty of guns. There is nowhere near the opposition and amount of push back against some base level sensible laws on things like basic gun control and the like. We have a government funded national media in the form of the CBC that is basically central left and we don't have the equivalent of a fox news. But go out into the country side here and you will hear plenty of conservative talk. I hear right wing people here speak in favour of Trump. I honestly don't feel that the average Canadian questions things that much, or is all that well informed. The main difference is that we don't have something like fox news pumping pure unadulterated lies into 1/2 the homes in the nation disguised as legit news. And at the government level we generally have some saner heads in a few more places, and a little more understanding that some things are needed by all. The differences really aren't that much different though.

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