10 Reasons I’m Glad I Live In Canada

Michael Trigg
5 min readNov 25, 2020

The true north strong and free.

An image of the Canada boarder with a sign saying “Some firearms not permitted in Canada.”
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Given the choice, I would rather live in Canada than in the USA. Why? Canada may not be the most influential country in the world but it is one of the politest and least dangerous. The following, in no particular order, are 10 reasons why I would choose Canada over the USA today.

1. Leadership

Canada does not have Donald Trump. Canadians are too sensible to elect a misogynistic, narcissistic, racist, bigoted bully to lead the country in these troubled times.

2. Administration

Canada does not have an administration system that allows the country’s leader to hide out in his residence and not answer to the political opposition parties face to face. In the parliamentary system, the country’s leader, in Canada’s case, the prime minister, has to be present in parliament to answer questions. No hiding out in his or her house. The Canadian government system mandates a time for holding the government’s feet to the fire called Question Period. Nothing like it exists in the U.S. political system.

3. Health Care

Canada has a very good national health system in spite of what the Republican party neocons say. Though not perfect, a recent survey from a leading indicator points to the fact that 85.2 percent of Canadians aged 15 years of age and older reported being very satisfied or satisfied with the way the Canadian overall health care services were provided This is unchanged from a survey conducted in 2005. Compare that to the USA where a new study from researchers indicated 66.5 percent of all bankruptcies in the USA were tied to medical issues. This was either because of high costs for care or medically caused time out of work. The research found an estimated 530,000 families turn to bankruptcy each year because of medical bills or issues.

4. Societal Violence

Canada has one of the lowest murder rates in Western countries with a rate of 1.68 per hundred thousand compared to the USA with a rate of 49.26 per hundred thousand. Also, Canada does not jail its citizen’s to the degree that the US legal system does. The US leads the world in incarcerations with a rate of 655 prisoners per 100,000 of…

Michael Trigg

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