We're #2! Canadians have a "better life" than anyone, except Aussies

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by snberk103, May 24, 2011.

  1. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    As reported in the Montreal Gazette:
    Apparently our scores were dragged down in the "governance" section. Our voter turnout ranks 60% (compared to OECD average of 72%) and by how difficult it is use the "access to information" mechanisms (I'm looking at you Mr Harper).

    Congratulations to our fellow Commonwealth cousins!

    I have some friends who are now starting to spend 6 months here, and then 6 months in Oz. Best of both worlds. Although bizarrely they are spending winters here/there this year. But that's due to the timing of a new grandchild.
     
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    Everybody loves Aussies and Canadians, at least, that's my impression.

    Wish I was aussie.
     
  4. snberk103 thread starter macrumors 603

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    My impression too....

    Go Canucks!!
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well I'm a Canadian living in Australia at the moment. Best of both worlds, indeed. ;)
     
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    I'm not sure I could get used to living upside-down all the time. It would make my head hurt.
     
  7. stroked Suspended

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    I'm going to sneak across the border, and become an undocumented worker.
     
  8. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    just remember only most of my county(USA) is dumb, but i love it anyway:D
     
  9. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    this made my day lol :p
     
  10. My name is Alex macrumors regular

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    Yes!!!! Aussie here, but I've heard that Canada is very similar to over here, so I don't think we won by much. But our dollars doing pretty well at the moment.
     
  11. kalsta macrumors 68000

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    Thank you! Would love to see your country too if I had the money. Holidayed once in the States and had a great time, but it was nice to come home again.

    But in many ways, the best place to live is wherever the people you love are. (Sorry, I'm in one of those mushy kind of moods I guess!)
     
  12. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    Canadians have always reminded me of New Zealanders. Both more liberal and relaxed than their larger neighbours.

    Our problem is essentially the same as the US- News Ltd and its audience demographic.
     

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