posted on Jan, 12 2008 @ 04:05 AM
I am not a Canadian. I am an American but....
I live in Canada and have done so since 1979. I love the United States but I also love my adopted country, Canada. I have live half of my life in
the "Great White North" . My wife and kids are Canadian and I am firmly rooted in this great country.
Canada is a country that "cares" about it's people. It has a wonderful health care system in spite of everything Americans might believe. Sure,
there are drawbacks and problems but, nevertheless, I can receive excellent medical care whether I have a serious illness or even a common cold
without worrying about going bankrupt.
Canada is a country with a parliamentary system which means I don't have to endure a government that is out of touch with the needs and will of the
people. We don't have to wait four years for an election....if the people lose confidence in their government, a new government can be elected.
Canada is a country of proud people with an independent spirit and individual mindsets. It's a country with clean, safe cosmopolitan cities like
Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver yet it is also a country with vast, untouched wilderness.
Canada is a bountiful country with resources that have yet to be tapped: timber, oil, gas and minerals. And Canada is a huge, young country filled
with resourceful, well educated people who "give a damn" about each other and the rest of the world.
Yes, I do love America and what it stands for. The "American Dream" is truly a wonderful one but it is one that seems to be fading. I hope and
pray that the "dream" will once again be shared by all of her people. In the meantime, I am happy to live in a country as wonderful as Canada.