From CBC News:
For all they share economically and culturally, Canada and the United States are increasingly at odds on basic social policies – to the point that at least a few discontented Americans are planning to move north and try their neighbours’ way of life.
Jaquandor provides this perspective:
Believe me, I occasionally understand the sentiment. Hell, I’d love to live in Toronto for the dim sum alone. But America is my home. It’s my country. And as a democracy, it’s intended to be a self-correcting mechanism. But the problem with self-correcting mechanisms is this: by definition, a mechanism therefore has to be “incorrect” now and then if it’s going to correct itself. That’s what is meant by the old saw, “My country, right or wrong: when right, to be kept right; and when wrong, to be put right.”
And besides, no matter where you live, there will always be no shortage of stuff that nauseates you, no matter what your political or religious beliefs may be. So, packing up for Canada is just postponing the inevitable. Plus, it will probably annoy the Canadians, and we can’t have that, can we?
And just how long will it be before Canada rises to the top of the bushies list?
“We’re going to get better over time,” promised Lawrence Di Rita, a special assistant to Rumsfeld. “We’ve always thought of post-hostilities as a phase” distinct from combat, he said. “The future of war is that these things are going to be much more of a continuum
“This is the future for the world we’re in at the moment,” he said. “We’ll get better as we do it more often.”