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Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Old Jul 22nd 2014, 12:45 pm
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
What do you dream of when it gets proper cold?
-24 is pretty much as cold as it gets here in NS with some "proper cold" days thrown in. I find it painful when it gets below -26 but thankfully its not there that long
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Old Jul 22nd 2014, 4:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Howefamily View Post
-24 is pretty much as cold as it gets here in NS with some "proper cold" days thrown in. I find it painful when it gets below -26 but thankfully its not there that long
I find it painful once its below about +5. That's "proper" cold in Maltese
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Old Jul 23rd 2014, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
What do you dream of when it gets proper cold?
I hibernate!!!!
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Old Jul 23rd 2014, 1:42 am
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
What do you dream of when it gets proper cold?
Nowadays I don't dream when it gets "proper cold", haven't for 13 years. I'm gone before then !
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Old Jul 23rd 2014, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by Simon Legree View Post
Nowadays I don't dream when it gets "proper cold", haven't for 13 years. I'm gone before then !
Yes, you rotter...in the sunshine with your lobsters....bitter??? Me???...never
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Old Jul 23rd 2014, 4:32 am
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
What do you dream of when it gets proper cold?
immigration
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Old Jul 24th 2014, 5:39 am
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immigration
*emigration
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Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
*emigration
OMG, the language police are out and about today.
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Old Jul 24th 2014, 5:51 pm
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OMG, the language police are out and about today.
Was joking mate. He said immigration, I said emigration, as in emigration from Canada. That's what I think of when its cold
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You have provided me a great information as i was planning to move to Canada.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:28 pm
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
Within 300 yards of this desk there are now certainly twenty, probably fifty, tattooed people with no obvious means of support, many of whom have the sunken cheeks and rotted teeth associated with meth use. Some prostitute themselves, many beg, all spit a lot. Hooded garments are prevalent even in this weather. They may, of course, be the only chavs in Canada.
You win the prize for most offensive, prejudice comments I've ever read. Now I remember why I don't frequent forums.

Tattoos? Drug addiction? Oh, the horror! Please teach us your ways, oh Exalted Perfect One. Shed light on how you've gotten through life so pristinely, pleeease.

What you're referring to with your disgusting description is called the poverty epidemic, the physical manifestation of which takes different forms depending on the cultural context, i.e. the country you're in. Anyone moving to Canada to escape chavs, thinking there aren't any rude + poor people in Canada, is simply delusional. We have our version of poor people, no different to the UK. Our version of chavs are different to the British ones, I've never been harassed by any of them and there seems to be markedly less hatred/anger. You won't be shouted at if you walk by that particular demographic, whereas here they seem to want to intimidate everyone if they're looked at the wrong way. Then again, that can happen in any pub anyway according to what all the men I know say, so it seems there's just more pent up passive aggression in this country in general. One reason I'm hesitant to raise children here is the obvious racism/prejudice, as this poster illustrated despite having taken his/hers across the pond.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:34 pm
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by Homesick Canadian View Post
You win the prize for most offensive, prejudice comments I've ever read. Now I remember why I don't frequent forums.

Tattoos? Drug addiction? Oh, the horror! Please teach us your ways, oh Exalted Perfect One. Shed light on how you've gotten through life so pristinely, pleeease.

What you're referring to with your disgusting description is called the poverty epidemic, the physical manifestation of which takes different forms depending on the cultural context, i.e. the country you're in. Anyone moving to Canada to escape chavs, thinking there aren't any rude + poor people in Canada, is simply delusional. We have our version of poor people, no different to the UK. Our version of chavs are different to the British ones, I've never been harassed by any of them and there seems to be markedly less hatred/anger. You won't be shouted at if you walk by that particular demographic, whereas here they seem to want to intimidate everyone if they're looked at the wrong way. Then again, that can happen in any pub anyway according to what all the men I know say, so it seems there's just more pent up passive aggression in this country in general. One reason I'm hesitant to raise children here is the obvious racism/prejudice, as this poster illustrated despite having taken his/hers across the pond.
Ho! Easy mate. He was joking... dbd isn't usually offensive or prejudice, IMO.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:47 pm
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by Homesick Canadian View Post
I've never been harassed by any of them and there seems to be markedly less hatred/anger. You won't be shouted at if you walk by that particular demographic
I ignore them. I don't acknowledge their humanity. Sometimes they do get upset that I don't respond to their need for a quarter for the bus back to Godknowswhere and shout a bit. One pulled a knife once. No actual violence though.

I lived for many years with a woman from Newfoundland who thought my attitude inappropriate, that people deserved a acknowledgement when they spoke so along we went, "**** off", "**** off", "**** off". That didn't seem better to me.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:47 pm
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Default Re: Why did you choose to move to Canada?

Originally Posted by Crazyhorse1 View Post
It's important to flag up that this forum is likely to raise negative stories and I find it disproportional to how people generally feel when they immigrate. The majority will move and never look back. If you struggle or want some support, they turn to resources such as this.
That's an excellent point. Every single British person I meet tells me that they want to emigrate to Canada, have a friend who did it and loves it, etc. The Brits I've met in Canada seem to love it. So I definitely think a fair bit of the opinions here are biased.
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Old Jul 25th 2014, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Gozit View Post
Ho! Easy mate. He was joking... dbd isn't usually offensive or prejudice, IMO.
I wasn't joking. That's what the street looks like. I'm not comparing it to anywhere else, not by count of bums nor by degree of threat from the bums. I'm just saying there are just a lot of unattractive people hanging about all day on the street.

If one were to move countries to avoid such people one would be disappointed here.

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