Re: Canadians Split on Monarchy, Dump It I SayJul 5th, 2010
Canada has a distinct identity from USA, and I think, two factors are largely responsible for that. Monarchy and Quebec. In a pinch, we could afford to lose one or the other, but no way we are going to lose both.
We really cannot tell about Quebec, when it will separate. All the more reason to keep monarchy alive.
- our political systems are different but we all hate to pay taxes and most think our politicos are full of crap and wasteful
- there are concerns about the health care system: in Canada its more how can we continue to sustain it and improve services, while in the US its how to make it affordable enough for everyone while keeping the quality high... which are almost two sides of the same coin
- people want whats best for themselves, their families and their friends but don't always want to know about the downsides of some of the decisions they make, individually or as a society
Not so much difference there at all. I really think there are as many, if not more divides in Canada going east to west then there are north and south.