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Re: [Fwd: Re: More enter-bringings]

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Friday, March 3, 2000, 22:50
Brad Coon wrote:
> > Robert Hailman wrote: > > > Also, I'm curious as to how Americans perceive "Canada like life". I > > live in Toronto, which is the biggest city in Canada; there are around 3 > > million people in the Greater Toronto Area, so I can't represent the > > average Canadian. > > Wouldn't expect you or anyone else too. My travels in Canada have been > relatively limited, mostly around the Great Lakes and for me the biggest > lasting impression of my last trip was going from Hamilton Ontario > to Buffalo NY. Close geographically and similar in size but want to > guess which one was cleaner, neater, and just felt more civilized? >
Hamilton? That's a dirty dirty city with polluted air from the steel mills, at least by Canadian standards. If Buffalo is worse than that, then the US is in trouble.
> Bozeman strikes me that way too. It is very clean, there is almost > no crime, people are, for lack of a better term, sensible, and lordy > are they polite. Most Americans cannot imagine a place where cars > routinely stop on busy streets to allow pedestrians to cross. There are > a lot fewer obese people here than in most of the US, just as I saw in > Canada. And, they love their dogs here too :) When I was hiking in > Canadian parks, every other person had a dog, same thing here. Even > paradise has its faults. Oh yeah, we have about the same population > density, actually, Montana's is probably a little less. So, that is > why Bozeman strikes me as a little bit of Canada like life.
A lot of Canada is mostly empty, which makes up for the population density. Mostly in the north. 80% of Canadians live within 200 Km of the US border. I was in Montana a few years back, and I liked it there, so I'd see why one would want to live there. Toronto has something of a reputation in Canada is being filled with rude and lazy people, but there's 3,000,000 people there, so not everyone is going to be friendly. As long as you think Canada like life is a good thing, though, you must be right! -- Robert