The country located geographically to the north of the U.S. west of Greenland and across the arctic ocean from Russia. Known internationally for its cold climate, hockey, beer etc. The large Canadian cities like Toronro, Montreal and Vancouver are some of the nicest in the world. Canada is known for it's ability to get along with the rest of the world and its peace keepers. The predominantly caucasian population is thought to be somewhat more racially tolerant than that of the U.S. however this facade quickely fades in private company or in the presence of alcohol. The largest minority in Canada are the aboriginals, who were not exterminated to the same extent as their American counterparts. They have a lower quality of life on average than other groups and so recieve a lot of aid from the governent. This is much to the chagrin of the caucasians.
Stereotypically, other minorities live in fairly insular (thought often quite prosperous) communities, unlike their American counterparts who are thought live in more of a "melting pot."
Canada is known for its universal healthcare and other social programs.
Canada has a small, though highly trained and well organized military.
Canadian inustry is focused mainly in the natural resources and agricultre sectors. The Canadian dollar is usually worth less than the American dollar, though at the time of the writing it is actually worth more.
Canada has Both French and English as it's official languages, and ...
A country that used her brains and just plainly asked for her independence rather than start a fight for it.
Canada: Hey Britain, i want independence.
America: Hey Britain, i want independence
America: NO? THATS IT, WERE GONNA FIGHT YOU FOR IT :@
The best damn country you can ever live in
It's beautiful and safe
You can send your 12 year old daughter to the corner store and back at 10:30 pm , and know nothing will happen to her
We all love hockey
We all drink beer
We're all quite smart
We're not arrogant
We say " eh"
But who can blame us eh ?
We actually eat poutine
We can speak French & English
Our elections take like.. a minute and a half
We don't start wars for no reason
We're not all Eskimos living in igloos and drinking maple-syrup non-stop
We love our maple leaf
IN OTHER WORDS, CANADA ROCKS :)
I'm 9 years old and I'm taking the city bus to school because I missed the bus :) I'm from canada :)
Second biggest Country in the world, known for kick-ass musicians (Sam Roberts, The Tragically Hip, Diana Krall, Feist, Sarah McLaughlin etc.) maple syrup, hockey, lacrosse, insulin, the telephone, poutine, chesterfields, peace.... etc., etc.
Pretty beautiful country. From the coasts of Vancouver Island to the P.E.I, Canada has it all. Boreal Forest, Praries, Tundra, you name it, we got it.
Canada is awesome!
That place north of the United States that the world often forgets exists.
What's that place above the US called again? Oh yeah....CANADA!
Well, after being buzzed on my extra-large Tim Horton's coffee and not being able to sleep, I read the entry for "Canada" on UD. From what I can see here, it looks like the Canadians on here got bored around post 175... Because from there on, its just Canada-bashers repeating the exact same thing that the people before posted. Wow - the intelligence never ceases to amaze. Just as well, there are a few issues I'd like to clear up:
1) Canadians are not under-educated. Thankfully, our colleges and universities (which, by the way, are completely different things) are publicly-funded, with generally fixed tuition fees (in Ontario, around $4500 a year). This allows post-secondary education to be much more accessible here than in America. Compare this with getting a comparable education at an American university (lets say... Cornell, where my dad went.). Tuition at Cornell is $18,000/year at a public-college and $32,000/year at a private-college. In addition, our secondary school system is built on a common ground - so that it doesn't matter what high school you go to, you will be just as well prepared for university (hence us not needing to take an admission test, such as the SATs, in order to gain entrance into university).
2) Yes, it is true. Our health-care system is not perfect. Nor are we claiming that it is perfectly "free". Believe me, we are well aware that we are taxed for our health-care. However, it is universal. By this, I mean that every citizen has equal acce...
Where all the good bands and singers come from. Mostly. And where most good hockey players come from. CANADA ROCKS!
"Wow, this band is good."
"Yeah they're from Canada."