I live in Quebec, which, despite what some people may say, is in Canada. In this post I will be listing some of my favourite things about living here, in no particular order.
In Canada we have universal healthcare. Our essential medical needs are taken care of no matter what.
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
Women in Canada can have an abortion if need be and it will be covered by Universal Healthcare.
WE ARE A SECULAR NATION
In Canada we have the separation of church and state… and we mean it.
SAME SEX MARRIAGE
In Canada same sex marriage is legal. The LBGT community enjoys the same human rights as every other Canadian.
Canada has become a successful melting pot of people from all races. Sadly, we are not yet entirely free of racism, but we are working toward that goal.
THE FRIENDLY FACTOR
Canadians are known world wide for being a friendly people, and it’s true.
One of my favourite New Year’s Eve rituals is a chilled glass of single malt scotch and a Cohiba cigar. In Canada we have no trade embargo with Cuba, so I can indulge all I want.
WIDE OPEN SPACES
I love time alone. In some countries it is next to impossible to escape the crowds. In Canada, there are still plenty of wide open spaces in which to enjoy your me time.
Canada has some of the most spectacular scenic views to inspire even the most jaded among us.
The geek in me (not so) secretly loves that we Canadians get to claim our country as the birthplace of Captain James Tiberius Kirk, himself, William Shatner. Sure there are many famous people who come from Canada, but in my eyes, none are cooler than Shatner.
CORNER GAS RE-RUNS
Along with Anne of Green Gables and the Beachcombers, Corner Gas takes it’s place among television shows that have achieved the status of Canadiana… plus it’s frickin’ funny as all get out.
A store that sells literally everything under one roof. A store so big it even has it’s own money. What’s not to like?
I will leave you with this hilarious video of the aforementioned, William Shatner talking about being Canadian.