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Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2009, 12:40 am
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Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2009, 12:23 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

The Great Britain of my youth (30's and 40's) had something to be proud of except it's glory depended on an Empire that slowly melted away after WW2.

Since the end of the war the industrial base...
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2009, 7:52 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Tell that to Ireland, India and every other exploited land governed by the good old British Empire.
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2009, 6:29 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

We did try the cassette tapes and even include some music, but my MIL didn't like it and we think it may have contrbuted to her stopping communicating in any way. As a result my wife never wanted to...
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2009, 5:02 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

The big difference between now and before the 80's is that many people spend cash that could be spent establishing a life in Canada, goes into frequent ( some yearly) returns to the UK. We spent our...
Forum: Canada
Nov 7th 2009, 1:20 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

That winter in the UK was the only time I wasn't able to get to work (for 3 day's) because of roads being impassable. That has never happened here in Ottawa and because of the way our houses are...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2009, 6:43 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

We also had to sell a new house that we had agreed to purchase. We hadn't even moved into it but sold it with a 10% profit. New houses were not so readily available. We had to move from the bungalow...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2009, 6:14 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I had a similar experience in 1963. Don't remember the exact time it took, but everything was arranged ( interview with company, Ontario representative, Canada House and medical) in a time span from...
Forum: Canada
Nov 6th 2009, 2:13 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

That may have been true of some parts of Canada but in Ontario there were hundreds, including myself, that were attracted by the growing high-tech industry. In Ottawa two companies were importing...
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2009, 4:02 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

How old are you?
I was answering the quote as it appeared to me and all I can tell you is that to me Canada was a big step up in both cost of living decrease and the availability of what was...
Forum: Canada
Nov 5th 2009, 1:57 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

In 1963 the UK there was still a housing shortage and availability of mortgages was poor, most people still had no bank accouts except for the GPO and few had cars. You had to wait in line to buy a...
Forum: Canada
Nov 4th 2009, 9:53 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Your quote "The exception would perhaps be those coming from under developed countries, which contrary to what some may think, the UK is not one of them."
The UK was under developed compared with...
Forum: Canada
Nov 4th 2009, 9:29 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

It was when I left in 1963.
Forum: Canada
Oct 31st 2009, 4:35 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Our kids were 3 & 6 so they hadn't formed any real attachment.
Forum: Canada
Oct 31st 2009, 2:11 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,600
Posted By Keith

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Things may be different now, but when we came to Ottawa in 1963, life in the UK was still very bleak (housing and education).
Our two children were born in the UK and both settled in quickly to...
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