What are Canada's biggest problems?


JLM
#1
It would be interesting what people would come up with in priortising the following from most to least urgent.
1. Environment
2. Unemployment
3. Crime
4. Healthcare
5. Immigration
6. Homelessness
7. Illegal Drugs
8. Other concerns
 
Cannuck
#2
The #1 problem is the infrastructure deficit.
 
JLM
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

The #1 problem is the infrastructure deficit.

Hadn't thought of that one, possibly a problem and a solution.
 
china
+1
#4
1. Environment
2. Unemployment
3. Crime
4. Healthcare
5. Immigration
6. Homelessness
7. Illegal Drugs
8. Other concerns


Biggest problem
Always was and is the.........Attitude !

Change your attitude and you might be able to eliminate the above concerns.
Last edited by china; Nov 8th, 2010 at 02:07 PM..
 
gerryh
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

Always was and is .........Attitude !

And what would that "attitude" be?
 
Cannuck
+1
#6
I could feel the upswing in attitude the day China left the country
 
karrie
+2
#7
I'd say our biggest problem is constantly watching what others are doing, and trying to live to that standard. Canada is not any other country. We are uniquely sparsely populated, and many of our issues revolve around that fact. Yet we don't want to live as if that's an issue.
 
Chiliagon
+1
#8
our biggest problem is "how can we get one of our 6 Canadian NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup??"

 
petros
#9
Fear
 
JLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Chiliagon View Post

our biggest problem is "how can we get one of our 6 Canadian NHL teams to win the Stanley Cup??"

I'm not sure it's the biggest but it's right up there in that it would give the local economy a "shot in the arm".

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Fear

Might be more of a solution than a problem.

Quote: Originally Posted by china View Post

1. Environment
2. Unemployment
3. Crime
4. Healthcare
5. Immigration
6. Homelessness
7. Illegal Drugs
8. Other concerns


Biggest problem
Always was and is the.........Attitude !

Change your attitude and you might be able to eliminate the above concerns.

Whose attitude? Yours?
 
petros
#11
Quote:

Quote: Originally Posted by petros

Fear


Quote:

Might be more of a solution than a problem.

Who needs to be afraid? Us or them?
 
#juan
+3
#12
Canada's biggest problem?

Canada has the same problems as any other industrialized country. Some of those problems are made worse by our long borders, our small population, and our land area.
 
JLM
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by #juan View Post

Canada's biggest problem?

Canada has the same problems as any other industrialized country. Some of those problems are made worse by our long borders, our small population, and our land area.

Good thinking #Juan and perhaps a good reason for supporting our economy.
 
Trotz
#14
I think our biggest problem are career politicians and Canada's inability to produce a decent one. Nevermind all of them nowadays are lawyers from or have practiced in Quebec.

Our "best" Prime Minister, John McKenzie King, ran a government which spent more time covering up his frivilous spending, visits to prositutes, conspiring with Adolf Hitler (Canada did not enter the war a week late because it was "independent") and his "hobbies" -- namely talking to his cats (who he thought were dead friends and his mother)and his claims of speaking with demons, than actually running the country. .
 
YukonJack
#15
Biggest problem?

Multi-culturalism running amok.
Politicians who don't have the decency to retire after they "earned" their outrageous pension.
 
JLM
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Trotz View Post

I think our biggest problem are career politicians and Canada's inability to produce a decent one. Nevermind all of them nowadays are lawyers from or have practiced in Quebec.

Our "best" Prime Minister, John McKenzie King, ran a government which spent more time covering up his frivilous spending, visits to prositutes, conspiring with Adolf Hitler (Canada did not enter the war a week late because it was "independent") and his "hobbies" -- namely talking to his cats (who he thought were dead friends and his mother)and his claims of speaking with demons, than actually running the country. .

I wasn't aware that we had a P.M. named "John McKenzie King".
 
Trotz
+1
#17
Canadian identity is another problem. It was introduced in 1946, under the Canadian citizenship act, but it has otherwise been a failure when we are compared with Australia and New Zealand.

Anglo-Canadian culture has always been suppressed in order to appease Franco-Canadians and reduce tensions with Quebec and consequentially with the intent to maintain our 'Empire of the St. Lawrence' (or better termed "Empire of Toronto and Quebec).

Rurally, it's better in British Columbia and BC Day in the Okangon is a great holiday compared to the often lacklustre Canada Day which often has a poor showing...
 
Avro
#18
Canada's biggest problems?

Politics.
 
taxslave
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Trotz View Post

Canadian identity is another problem. It was introduced in 1946, under the Canadian citizenship act, but it has otherwise been a failure when we are compared with Australia and New Zealand.

Anglo-Canadian culture has always been suppressed in order to appease Franco-Canadians and reduce tensions with Quebec and consequentially with the intent to maintain our 'Empire of the St. Lawrence' (or better termed "Empire of Toronto and Quebec).

Rurally, it's better in British Columbia and BC Day in the Okangon is a great holiday compared to the often lacklustre Canada Day which often has a poor showing...

You must be young. We never had an identity problem until PET declared us multiculti and bilingual. Hard to have a national identity when every one is hyphenated and clings to traditions and battles they brought with them.


Our biggest problems as I see them is a lack of vision by our leaders which leads to the other problems of poor economy and lack of good jobs, squabbling between provinces, outsourcing production and basically all the other ailments others have mentioned.
 
damngrumpy
+2
#20
Our biggest problem is we have no vision as a country and no visionary leadership. All the
plans are made to last the next three years. It takes two years to gear up and the priority
has changed by then. We need some serious leadership in government in opposition and
in the ranks of the smaller parties. There were days when the Liberals and Conservatives
had raging battles going on, yet they both had visionary leadership. At the same time the
NDP claimed the social moral ground and used its limited power to ensure progress. All
of that is gone. All the major parties are more interested in themselves talk than standing
for what Canadians want. Once we have some vision, we can actually set some goals
en route to some success.
 
JLM
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Our biggest problem is we have no vision as a country and no visionary leadership. All the
plans are made to last the next three years. It takes two years to gear up and the priority
has changed by then. We need some serious leadership in government in opposition and
in the ranks of the smaller parties. There were days when the Liberals and Conservatives
had raging battles going on, yet they both had visionary leadership. At the same time the
NDP claimed the social moral ground and used its limited power to ensure progress. All
of that is gone. All the major parties are more interested in themselves talk than standing
for what Canadians want. Once we have some vision, we can actually set some goals
en route to some success.

Yep, we need members in parliament who listen to the needs of the people more and kowtowing to the leader less.
 
talloola
#22
our biggest problem is all our whining over nothing.
 
Bar Sinister
#23
A number of concerns have been listed by other posters. I can find no fault with any of them, especially those who pointed out the lack of vision of Canada's political leaders. During the Trudeau era one of Trudeau's aids referred to the 10 provincial premiers as a bunch of "Kiwanis presidents". Without wishing to insult Kiwanis members I would have to agree with him. Most provincial leaders and elected members of the federal government are poorly equipped to deals with 21st Century realities.

In addition to the lack of vision pointed out by DG there is an almost complete lack of long range planning. Ask almost any Canadian politician what sort of future he envisions for his country or province and he doesn't have a clue. As a result we are forced to endure ad hoc planing and knee jerk reactions to crises that could have been avoided. This is where Canada lags far behind countries like Sweden, China, Singapore, and a few others which actually have well developed goals that they work toward. Making things up as you go along just doesn't work very well, nor does an almost complete lack of foresight and planning work very well. This is clearly seen in countries like the US and Canada which continue to fall behind other nations in economic, social, and technical planning. It is about time these nations began to look at what works well in other nations instead of continuing to blunder along with a mindless dependence on the market system.
 
JLM
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

our biggest problem is all our whining over nothing.

I agree with that wholeheartedly (Night Talloola, time for beddy bye)
 
talloola
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I agree with that wholeheartedly (Night Talloola, time for beddy bye)

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petros
#26
Canada is too big.
 
Cliffy
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Canada is too big.

Ya, let's give sovereignty to every province and Canada can become just the territories.
 
petros
#28
Or try and shrink it in the dryer.
 
Tonington
#29
Not on the list, but household debt is trending in a worrying direction.
 
JLM
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Tonington View Post

Not on the list, but household debt is trending in a worrying direction.

That one is especially troubling as it is an indication that people aren't even learning how to manage money on the domestic level and of course the banks/finance companies are abetting the situation. Guess it does come under the heading of the economy.
 

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