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Forum: Canada
Nov 11th 2009, 10:20 am
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Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

'Cos The Daily Mail is a nasty, small-minded, vindictive, xenophobic, homophobic, bigoted, prejudice-pandering, mob-stoking, hate-mongering, cynically populist, ad hominem arse-wipe of a paper. You...
Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2009, 3:17 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Eh? I'm not so sure aboot that! ;)
Forum: Canada
Nov 10th 2009, 10:50 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I just heard on the radio that in a poll conducted amongst Canadians asking them how they define themselves as Canadians, the top answer was 'Not Americans.' :)
Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2009, 10:59 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Forum: Canada
Nov 9th 2009, 10:53 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Hm. This seems to be going the same way as the average BE thread. :zzz:
Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2009, 11:45 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2009, 11:43 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

'Away From Her' and 'A History of Violence' are both excellent... with the former based on an Alice Munro short story (one of Canada's - nay, the world's - finest writers).
Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2009, 9:35 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Passengers

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449487/

A USA/Canada co-production, filmed in Vancouver (Gastown and Spanish Banks Beach). Don't rush out, though. Shyamalam-lite. Not really worth it.
Forum: Canada
Nov 4th 2009, 11:02 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

That retraining thing was a big issue for me. I've worked for several years in care support for adults with special needs and learning disabilities. I love the work - it's a true vocation. I have...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 6:05 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

When I was in the Civil Service, as just a menial AO, I had 25 days, plus about 8 grace-and-favour days, plus Bank Holidays, plus flexi-days, PLUS a shopping day at Christmas!

And before anyone...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 5:30 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Just curious... why is it that their vacation times are short? Is it a different work ethic? Is it about maximising productivity? And are Canadians, in general, satisfied with the arrangements...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 4:31 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

That's more or less what I was thinking.
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 4:11 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Which other countries have you visited that you might consider if Canada doesn't work out? I quite fancy France myself.
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 3:53 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I've been out there several times and have travelled right across it - and it was that familiarity that both drew me and pushed me away at the same time. Lots and lots of fors and againsts, which...
Forum: Canada
Nov 3rd 2009, 11:29 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Sorry - wrong person! The friend I meant lives near Regina, SK.
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 5:56 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Yeah... I saw a fabulous place when I was out there 2 years ago - detached, huge yard, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, massive patio, hot-tub, all for about the equivalent of £80,000. Trouble...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 4:38 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Regina was one of the first cities I considered going to. Out of interest, what didn't you like about it?
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 11:00 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

The proximity of the States was a big one for me... though the short vacations may have worked against extended visits.

I guess you know how long winter lasts in Ontario! Not trying to put you...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 9:58 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I guess I must be the only Brit whose intention in emigrating to Canada was to 'downsize'. I intended looking for a small apartment to rent so I could live as cheaply as possible - ergo, hopefully I...
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 12:58 am
Forum: Canada
Nov 2nd 2009, 12:17 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Do it for the adventure - not because you think England's s**t (if that's what you do think). I've seen too many examples of people who've gone because they're fed up with this country - only to...
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2009, 11:56 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Blimey... it must be big, then :D
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2009, 9:41 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Good. And as you're unsure, he also owes it to you to think about it. It's a two-way thing. You both have to be happy about it, on balance - not 100%, because that's not possible with something so...
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2009, 6:37 pm
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

Very well said, sir (though I believe GB's a fundamentally decent bloke who's simply out of his depth... don't think Cameron's the one, somehow)
Forum: Canada
Nov 1st 2009, 1:14 am
Replies: 705
Views: 45,601
Posted By MartianTom

Re: Why do you want to move to Canada

I stand corrected! It looks similar... ;)
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