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Originally posted by popsmayhem
Originally posted by snowspirit
Bad for Canada. We would lose our privacy laws. They are very protective of the people here.
We're doing good economically right now, and we have had medical coverage for decades - what would happen to it?
Our banking systems are totally different, ours is well regulated.
Our judicial system is totally different, we abolished capital punishment in the 90s.
We have kilometers, the US has miles. Why would we have to go backwards?
We have good relations with China and Russia, the US does not. We have traded hockey players often, many Russian hockey players are here, many Cdn players in Russia.
We have allowed gay people in the military for years, without problems. They can also get married up here legally.
Then there's Cuba. Canadians travel there often. US people cannot. Which is really stupid, IMO.
Our elections take 5 weeks to do, from start to finish. Done by trackable accountable paper ballots. The US elections take 2 years, and are not even real elections, done in hackable machines, with no accountability. We don't register as a party affiliation, our votes are considered private. We are all independents until we make our final vote.
Even our food labeling is different. We have French included in everything. Does the US really want to deal with Quebec, a distinct society? Or do they become their own country?
We are a very liberal society up here, the US doesn't seem to like that. The only reason we have a conservative government, is because Harper was an economist before he was a politician. That's why our economy is good.
The US has an ex lawyer running things.
We also are NOT as a rule, very religious up here. We don't wear our politics and religion on our sleeves like in the US.
We're also a commonwealth country, we're closer to the UK in that way.
So many problems with this idea. :shk:edit on 29-9-2011 by snowspirit because: added
Canada also have terrible GUN LAWS and no right to self protection!!
BIG PROBLEM for OUR RIGHT TO BEAR ALL ARMS