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My views about Canada.

Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:12 pm
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I landed in Vancouver last Saturday when it was raining. Had to wait to go through immigration for about 2 hours but no complaints about that. I left my home country India almost 6 years ago and was in US. Had I landed from India, I'd have found Canada to be the best place, but coming from US has its own demerits. These are just my observations......

1. Compared to US there is much more beurocracy in Canada. e.g I was told to take an appointment to open a chequing account and they wanted proof of address but would not accept the address I had provided to Immigration officers to send my PR card.
2. Canadians are OK if you dont give them SIN number everytime (So far, touch wood)
3. I come from Texas and Texan politeness is something you cant find anywhere. (I dont believe I'm saying this).
4. Customer service is unsurpassed in US. E.g. I stayed in Ramada in Burnaby and they have a note on their TV that says not to touch the pannel. They switch off the TV after breakfast (for which you have to hand them coupans) and expect you to see TV in your own room.
5. I found Canadians a little bit more friendly than Americans.


Feel free to flame me, these are just my opinions.
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:23 pm
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Originally Posted by vetal
I landed in Vancouver last Saturday when it was raining. Had to wait to go through immigration for about 2 hours but no complaints about that. I left my home country India almost 6 years ago and was in US. Had I landed from India, I'd have found Canada to be the best place, but coming from US has its own demerits. These are just my observations......

1. Compared to US there is much more beurocracy in Canada. e.g I was told to take an appointment to open a chequing account and they wanted proof of address but would not accept the address I had provided to Immigration officers to send my PR card.
2. Canadians are OK if you dont give them SIN number everytime (So far, touch wood)
3. I come from Texas and Texan politeness is something you cant find anywhere. (I dont believe I'm saying this).
4. Customer service is unsurpassed in US. E.g. I stayed in Ramada in Burnaby and they have a note on their TV that says not to touch the pannel. They switch off the TV after breakfast (for which you have to hand them coupans) and expect you to see TV in your own room.
5. I found Canadians a little bit more friendly than Americans.


Feel free to flame me, these are just my opinions.

You can get a bank account in Loblaw's without an appointment and without proof of address. You cannot, however, get your fender shot in Canada.
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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:30 pm
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Originally Posted by vetal
Feel free to flame me, these are just my opinions.
Early days.

Have you got your SIN card yet or the letter saying that you have appied for one?
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Originally Posted by vetal
I landed in Vancouver last Saturday when it was raining. Had to wait to go through immigration for about 2 hours but no complaints about that. I left my home country India almost 6 years ago and was in US. Had I landed from India, I'd have found Canada to be the best place, but coming from US has its own demerits. These are just my observations......

1. Compared to US there is much more beurocracy in Canada. e.g I was told to take an appointment to open a chequing account and they wanted proof of address but would not accept the address I had provided to Immigration officers to send my PR card.
2. Canadians are OK if you dont give them SIN number everytime (So far, touch wood)
3. I come from Texas and Texan politeness is something you cant find anywhere. (I dont believe I'm saying this).
4. Customer service is unsurpassed in US. E.g. I stayed in Ramada in Burnaby and they have a note on their TV that says not to touch the pannel. They switch off the TV after breakfast (for which you have to hand them coupans) and expect you to see TV in your own room.
5. I found Canadians a little bit more friendly than Americans.


Feel free to flame me, these are just my opinions.
Ok, now try restating all your views in a somewhat comprehensible version of English.

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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:35 pm
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Nope, but I should get it this wk.

Originally Posted by Iginla
Early days.

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hah, hah!! thats really great! i second that one! well done, prodigyking--i tried to sus out what the heck he was trying to say, too!!

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Ok, now try restating all your views in a somewhat comprehensible version of English.

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Old Apr 6th 2005, 7:57 pm
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Well, If you dont understand it, better read the next post or learn english taht I use.

Originally Posted by prodigyking
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so, his english isn't brilliant, what gives you the right to belittle him? not everyone is perfect, although there are those who believe they are
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Originally Posted by vetal
These are just my observations......

1. Compared to US there is much more beurocracy in Canada.



What can I say. I am speechless...

More bureaucracy than in the US of A ??? :scared:

But surely this ain't possible?
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Default Re: My views about Canada.

Originally Posted by prodigyking
Ok, now try restating all your views in a somewhat comprehensible version of English.

You really are a racist pig aren't you? This from a man whose avatar shows a man wearing nailpolish and picking his nose!!!!

Still alive in Montreal are you? Thought you would have been in jail or dead by now with your attitude!!!! Why don't you go back to Albania - or perhaps they wouldn't allow poor pathetic excuses for human beings like you back into the country!!!!

Grow up and get a life.....we don't need the likes of you giving Canada a bad name!!!!
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Originally Posted by willmore
You really are a racist pig aren't you? This from a man whose avatar shows a man wearing nailpolish and picking his nose!!!!
I have no problems with men wearing nailpolish, but I thought the picture shows him squeezing his pimples


Actually I wanted to tell the OP in my previous post that his English is perfectly comprehensible - but I got sidetracked...
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Originally Posted by willmore
You really are a racist pig aren't you? This from a man whose avatar shows a man wearing nailpolish and picking his nose!!!!

Still alive in Montreal are you? Thought you would have been in jail or dead by now with your attitude!!!! Why don't you go back to Albania - or perhaps they wouldn't allow poor pathetic excuses for human beings like you back into the country!!!!

Grow up and get a life.....we don't need the likes of you giving Canada a bad name!!!!
Do you know for a fact that the other poster came from Albania ?
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Originally Posted by dbd33
Do you know for a fact that the other poster came from Albania ?

Yes, I do.......why? Would his racist attitude be acceptable if he did?

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Originally Posted by willmore
Yes, I do.......why?
I was amused by he use of "racist pig" and "go back to Albania" in the same post. If, of course, the other person actually is from Albania then it's not funny.
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Originally Posted by vetal
Nope, but I should get it this wk.
HAve you applied for it?

If not make it a No. 1 priority.

Ignore the forum fools. Your English is fine.
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