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KatG    Posted 10-24-2004 at 19:41:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Toolman...Is life alot different in Canada???
I went over to the Canadian side the "Falls" in 84...Seemed very nice and everyone so friendly...Sometimes I think maybe CAnada might be a nice place to tell me about it...KAtG

cowgirlj    Posted 10-25-2004 at 07:07:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
KAT we do talk differently though. Being a Canadian, living in Colorado, I get teased at work about it all the time. For example, in Canada, we tend to say "Buddy" rather than "Dude". We "phone" people, not "call" them.
We go "tobogganing" in the winter,-sledding usually has to do with snowmobiles. We wear touques in the winter(pronounced-tooks, with an oo sound like in tools), not beenies. And I have yet to meet an American that knows what "gonchies" are! :)

toolman    Posted 10-25-2004 at 12:39:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup yessir them americans sure do talk funny don,t they cowgirl.

toolman    Posted 10-24-2004 at 20:03:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
it is a great place to live kat, i don,t know what you want to know ask and i,ll try and answer, there is alot of room and wide open spaces we only have a little over 30 million people maybe 35 million now im not sure , calif, has more people than our whole country i think, not alot of crime although we do have some bad places in some of the cities,most of us speak english about 5 million speak french, for the most part people are friendly, the alantic provinces people are super friendly i would guess they are more like your new england states, i can,t imagine living anywhere else, we have good education systems and health care, our economy has been good for a long time now jobs are not to hard to get , depending on what you do will depend on what you get paid, driving truck at the mines pays i think around 24 an hour now and i hear at the tar sands they are paying around 30, almost ebough to make me go back haha.

Les    Posted 10-24-2004 at 19:44:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't believe you'd notice the difference unless somebody told you.

Les    Posted 10-24-2004 at 20:02:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe I should have made myself clearer: when I go to Canada (Quebec), the difference is very noticeable as everything is in French. Now that doesn't bother me like it does a lot of people. I have always got along just fine with all Canadians, whatever language they speak. I have relatives that are French Canadian. They are good, honest, hard working, thrify people.
Canada is a wonderful and beautiful place. I have never been anywhere in Canada that I didn't like, and I've been from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia, 437 miles up the Alaska Highway. I cannot say that about this country. I'm not a city guy but I even like Montreal and Quebec City is a very special place.
I could easily live in Canada. I especially like Quebec and New Brunswick.
Their lifestyle is virtually the same as ours.

toolman    Posted 10-24-2004 at 20:05:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
yes you are correct les , i love montreal,the old buildings , the people are very friendly and in the eastern townships are even nicer.

KatG    Posted 10-25-2004 at 10:22:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is land expensive there??? Like out in the rural areas??? Can one be a US citizen and live their without changing citizenship status???...Ya'll don't have to worry about presidents huh??...Are taxes high??
I am full of questions...Canada has always seemed like the place I would rather be if I were to leave the states...Don't want any part of old Mexico...not the part I have seen anyway...KAtG...what is

toolman    Posted 10-25-2004 at 12:43:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
depends where you live different all over, no presidents but we got dumb a$$ policitions too.and yes you can live here and keep you U.S. citizenship, in B.C. alone there is over 250,000 americans who can vote in the upcomming election down there.

Les    Posted 10-24-2004 at 20:10:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Eastern Townships to the Beauce are great. Sherbrooke and Drummondville area over to Lac Megantic would work fine for me.

toolman    Posted 10-24-2004 at 19:50:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
theres quite a bit of differences , wouldn,t know where to begin but we are well informed here on the united states as i would guess most of the civilized world is, and because we are well informed i do notice alot of differences , not bad or good just different.

ron,ar    Posted 10-24-2004 at 19:56:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
about as much difference as say...Clod and Burrhead?
Couldn't resist it:^)

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