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I'm So Glad to be Canadian

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May 08, 2009 – Comments (8)

Granted, Canada isn't perfect.  It's annoying to live in an igloo year-round, outrunning wolves, polar bears and snow snakes while constantly competing for food with avid hunters like Indians (native Americans) and Eskimos, but we seem to be having some economic advantages.

We were the last developed nation to enter into recession, and it's also beginning to look like we might be the first one out.

At least as far as employment is concerned, while the U.S. annouced today that they lost another 539,000 jobs in April, Canada actually gained 35,900 jobs!

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#1) On May 08, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Entrepreneur58 (36.42) wrote:

Just wait until the US realizes that we've reached PEAK MAPLE SYRUP.  And you dummies have your massive syrup reserves advertised right on your flag!

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#2) On May 08, 2009 at 11:24 AM, me889 (< 20) wrote:

dummies is not a nice word.

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#3) On May 08, 2009 at 11:36 AM, devoish (96.49) wrote:

Statistics Canada said self-employment accounted for 37,000 of the positions created in April, while the number of employees in the public and private sectors was little changed.

Which is still certainly better than the expected 50,000 job loss, but in this case there might be a difference between having jobs and having income.

I think Canada is in better shape than the USA also.

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#4) On May 08, 2009 at 11:39 AM, motleyanimal (57.47) wrote:

If Canadian banks were run like US banks, even Sasquatch would have qualified for a home loan.

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#5) On May 08, 2009 at 11:42 AM, kdakota630 (29.62) wrote:

devoish

I noticed that line as well and while some might take away from it that it distorts the actual numbers a bit, I see it as a positive in that people are taking their futures into their own hands much like I did 7 1/2 years ago when I started my own business.  It's certainly a better choice than ending up on the public dole.

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#6) On May 08, 2009 at 12:21 PM, devoish (96.49) wrote:

 It's certainly a better choice than ending up on the public dole.

Agreed. I just hope it pays better.

It is also cetainly a much less risky option for a Canadian than a US Citizen as you still get healthcare while you are funding your start-up.

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#7) On May 08, 2009 at 7:01 PM, mas113m (< 20) wrote:

your English is very good for a foreigner, kdakota

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#8) On May 09, 2009 at 10:23 AM, kdakota630 (29.62) wrote:

mas113m

Much thankness.

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