posted on Jul, 14 2016 @ 06:24 PM
Why? Well, for one thing it is just like the USA in many ways.
The road signs, the motels, the restaurant chains, the stores, clothes, language, on and on...
Except, with only 1/10th the population, so 1/10th the problems.
Plus, more land than the USA. Canada is huge, vast, lots of space for that smaller population to spread out if they wish to.
There's no corruption in Canada. Well, even if there is, it's a joke compared to the USA.
There was one Pot Smoking Mayor of a major city. But, that was the strangest anomaly.
There are no dead bodies connected with any Canadian politician. Literally, none. Nada. Not a single one.
Think about that.
Every president that enters the Oval Office brings with him a string of dead people, dying of mysterious suicides, strange accidents, and unlikely
Most Americans would run to Canada if they could. It's the first country Americans investigate as possible place to move to whenever a problem turns
up in the US. Strange enough, when the Brexit vote came in, lots of people in Britain also began investigating Canada as a place to move to, to escape
the madness in Europe.
Canada has the smallest immigration of any advanced nation on earth. Immigration is strictly controlled, waiting lists are long, but there are still
people from all over the world there. So, you'll still find your blend of Japanese restaurants, and Chinese restaurants, Indian food, etc..
The Banking system in Canada is the strongest in the world. There's no possibility of collapse there. Capital requirements were always very strict.
Canada has the only sensible Health Care system, far superior to the crazy US Obamacare. In the US the gov tells you that you must buy insurance, but
they don't provide it, so each person has to visit the sharks to get insurance. The problem with being forced to purchase insurance from the private
industry is that you must pay all the markup.
When an insurance co sells insurance, the premium contains things like marketing costs, broker compensation fees, and all sorts of additional things
private companies include to cover their "competitive" operations. When the gov provides the insurance, your premium is just the bare insurance
required to cover claims as determined by mathematical statistics. There's no need to add marketing markup, etc.., because there's no competition to
add costs to the sale. So, in Canada you get the best of all worlds, the least insurance premium, the smallest headache, the smoothest transactions.
It makes no sense to buy insurance from private corporations, because the only part of the insurance premium that the private companies can reduce to
compete among each other is the "markup'". That markup contains their marketing fees, broker compensation, and profits. No private insurance company
can reduce the insurance premium below the floor set by the mathematical statics on actual claims, so you can never get a better deal than buying
insurance from the government that doesn't have these extra expenses to pad the premiums with.
This is something the USA has yet to figure out.
Canada has the worlds largest deposit of "fresh water". Many states in the US are always running out of water, like California, Florida, Georgia,
etc..Canada exports water to the rest of the world.
Canada has some of the largest deposits of minerals, especially potash, which is used to make fertilizer, which in turn is used to grow food. So, food
and water is completely covered. Then there's oil.
Whatever you ask for, Canada's got it. It even has sunshine, but you've got to go to British Columbia for that.
So, yeh, I can't see any other nation competing with Canada for that top spot.
There, is one problem though. The US pays more for talent. So, all the talented Canadians tend to run down to the USA to earn bigger paychecks. Even
so, many come right back to Canada to make their movies, etc..
Oh well. One nation can't be best in everything. The ideal life is a US paycheck, with a home in Canada.