I get a certain sense of satisfaction whenever I’m able to accurately convey to people what canada is as a country.
Canada has been romanticized to such an extent that many people think its this perfect society free of racism, inequality and everyone is cared for. In a lot of ways we’re doing better than the US, but we are run by neoconservatives with no respect for its citizens, we’re one of the worst environmental polluters in the world, our aboriginal people live in terrible poverty and are the subject of frequent racism and stereotypes, and there is a growing problem of unemployment, but especially youth unemployment. This is just the tip of the iceberg of things I could say. I go much more into detail on my canadian politics blog.
Canada is so shrouded in these stereotypes that people barely pay attention to anything that goes on in this country. Even most canadians seem apathetic. Plenty of people have heard of Tony Abbot, but few know of Stephen Harper, even though politically Harper is just as bad as Abbot.
"Wow I thought Canada was perfect…"
Good. That’s a start at least. Do some research, read some canadian news.
People also love to throw around the phrase I’m moving to canada whenever some shit goes down. If you are entirely seriously, please do yourself a favour and learn all you can about the country. The good and the bad.
I’m a proud canadian. People may mistake my attitude for hatred or a dislike for this country, but its the furthest thing from the truth. I want things to improve, and the first step in that direction is education.
What is poutine??? Is that like a porcupine or something???? !?(･_･;?
Why would someone be excited by an all you can eat porcupine restaurant?
This is Poutine:
A french canadian food that is amazingly delicious. French fries with cheese curds covered in hot gravy. *salivates*
As an American, I have to ask just what the hell is Canadian bacon and why is it so good?
Its sort of like ham and sort of like regular bacon. Its kind of confusing because there is canadian bacon and canadian back bacon which are both different,
Read this article for more info:
Amy Millan (Lead singer of Stars and one of my favourite singers/artists) just retweeted a canadian political post (similar to the one I reblogged here recently about Harper’s anti-science behaviour)) that I shared on twitter (I didn’t originally post it but that’s still so cool that she shared it from me!)
I’m not totally surprised. I know she and the band are very political and its no secret they share my disdain for our PM.
Well that sort of made my day. :D
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So far within BC I’ve applied for Uvic and Thompson Rivers University. I’ll apply for SFU in August once they open their applications. UBC says they’re closed for admissions but that might change by later in the summer/fall for a winter term.
Any other BC universities I should consider?
I also plan to apply for universities across Canada, so any ideas of decent schools would be appreciated! :)
I’m doubtful I’ll get into the super prestigious schools with my GPA, but it can’t hurt to try.
Oh yeah just a plug for my canadian politics blog since I’ve been talking a lot about it today:
I run a canadian politics blog. If you’re interested in these kinds of things feel free to follow:
What makes you proud to be a Canadian?
I like the people. I love the land. There is so much beautiful nature areas and cities and towns are interesting. I like the general political views and values that people hold. I love living in a country where I feel safe and cared for (gun control, free healthcare, etc).
I appreciate multiculturalism and being part of a country that appreciates differences yet is still cohesive and united. Abortions are legal. Gay rights are respected.
Some of this image has been heavily tarnished by the recent conservative government. I feel that they’re ruling with policies and ideologies that the majority of canadians do not approve of. In fact the majority of canadians did not vote for them.