American Dream is alive....in Canada

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    Hey! Someone got it.
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    I haven't listened to that record in ages - what a classic, though.
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    It appears you posted the article to take some kind of potshot at liberals. Apparently you hadn't actually read it. And once you realized all the reasons he gave were very liberal ones and things that conservatives in the U.S. actively fight against, you've decided that the article is kind of pointless, right?
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    I think it's worth noting that Canada's population compared to ours, almost by itself, in my mind, is enough to make them incomparable. It's a lot easier to do things like Canada when you're as small as they are.
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    The middle of the country, yes, but you've clearly not been to Toronto making a statement like that.
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    The article was posted to create discussion. I took out of the article the points I responded to you...individual freedom, self reliance, personal ambition/initiative. You took from the article points claiming "trust in government", "early childhood education funding" and "more government safety net programs". I call bull shit to all 3 of those arguments.
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    Who wants to live in that tundra?
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    You are correct, I've been to Vancouver where leading ethnic group is Asian, as well as Quebec and the Maritimes but neither seemed to not have many minorities unless you want to count Acadians as minorities and in Quebec, the language of choice is French though most also speak English.

    Here's demographics on Toronto minorities FYI.


    South Asian at 298,372 or 12.0 per cent of our population;
    Chinese at 283,075 or 11.4 per cent;
    Black at 208,555 or 8.4 per cent;
    Filipino at 102,555 or 4.1 per cent;
    Latin American at 64,860 or 2.6 per cent.

    So caucasians represent about 62% of Toronto population
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    That ignores Caucasians born outside of Canada. 50% of the population was born outside Canada. 140 languages and dialects are spoken there and over 30% speak a language other than English or French at home.

    Trust me, if you go there you'll be amazed. I've travelled extensively and it never ceases to amaze me from the time you step foot in their airport.
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    Doing a project for a firm in Toronto now but I have not personally traveled there. People I speak with love it!
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    Make an excuse for work. I actually just went there for work in June and caught a Blue Jays game and some great food. They have a great island you can get to by ferry, the CN Tower, and Hockey Hall of Fame too. There's supposed to be a really cool brewery tour at Steamwhistle Brewery that i haven't been able to hit up yet.

    That being said, I have only gone over the late spring/summer months. I doubt it would have been as much fun in the winter when it's 10 degrees! :laugh:
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    Yep, late spring summer or through Sept is what I've heard. Thanks for the intel!
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    Ottawa in January. Still fun in the winter. The Rideau Canal, possibly the world's largest outdoor skating rink.
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