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Canada will eventually ban most guns, but it will take time and electing the Liberals for another term or two to get it done.

Of course some rifles for hunting purposes will be allowed, as long as they are registered and the owners are qualified to own them.
 

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Canada will eventually ban most guns, but it will take time and electing the Liberals for another term or two to get it done.

Of course some rifles for hunting purposes will be allowed, as long as they are registered and the owners are qualified to own them.
It's all stupid Liberal rhetoric! Not guns kill people, but people kill people! In Israel about 60-70% of population has weapon in their home. However, homicide rate in Israel is 30% lower than in Canada!
List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia
I lived 10 years in Israel and got my 1st gun 1 month after arrival... During those 10 years, maybe only 6 months I didn't have weapon in my possession... I had guns, M-16, Uzi, Galil and this is normal... In almost 10 years I worked in police, there weren't any homicide with legal weapon!
Yes, there were few murders, but they were committed by illegally obtained weapon by criminals.
 

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Canada will eventually ban most guns, but it will take time and electing the Liberals for another term or two to get it done.

Of course some rifles for hunting purposes will be allowed, as long as they are registered and the owners are qualified to own them.
Likely, but handguns are effectively banned in Canada as it is.
the complete failure to enforce the law is why we have so much gun crime in Toronto.

Current law, illegal handguns are used in Toronto Shootings.
New laws, illegal handguns are still used in Toronto shootings.

Unless they start ENFORCING the law nothing will change. The Conservatives tried to change the laws by putting these gun toting criminals in jail, and the courts refused.
What is the point of having a law if it's not enforced?

Also the anti gunners are operating from a position of ignorance.
They have no concept of legitimate uses of firearms, and they can't accept that shooting sports are incredibly safe.
 

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Canada will eventually ban most guns, but it will take time and electing the Liberals for another term or two to get it done.

Of course some rifles for hunting purposes will be allowed, as long as they are registered and the owners are qualified to own them.
Owners are already qualified, anyone can lodge a complaint and get a persons guns seized. They call this red flag laws in the US. Simply losing your job, or getting a divorce can be enough for them to seize firearms.

Spouses and intimate partners are interviewed before you get a firearms license.

We have very strict laws already. We have nearly zero gun crime perpetrated by legal Canadian Gun owners.
The crime is almost all illegal guns held by known criminals who should be in jail for previous crimes.
 

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An executive was sent up from the US to run operations in Canada and settled in. He had an MBA from Harvard and had worked in various high level capacities.

After about 10 years GM wanted him to move to Michigan and he turned them down. His family liked living in Canada so he quit.

I asked him what he was going to do and he said they would travel around Canada and enjoy their cottage for a few years until their kids went off to school and then maybe take another job someplace.

People in his position don't need more money. They already have plenty and want the better environment for their families that Canada offers.

The gun culture, armed guards in schools, armed guards in stores, living in a gated community, racial tensions, high levels of poverty.....didn't appeal to them.

The less we are like the US the better it is for us........as far as most Canadians are concerned.

The Liberals have streamlined immigration for highly skilled Americans.....and they are coming.
 

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It's all stupid Liberal rhetoric! Not guns kill people, but people kill people! In Israel about 60-70% of population has weapon in their home. However, homicide rate in Israel is 30% lower than in Canada!
List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia
I lived 10 years in Israel and got my 1st gun 1 month after arrival... During those 10 years, maybe only 6 months I didn't have weapon in my possession... I had guns, M-16, Uzi, Galil and this is normal... In almost 10 years I worked in police, there weren't any homicide with legal weapon!
Yes, there were few murders, but they were committed by illegally obtained weapon by criminals.
... just read this post. Duh. And the OP was a cop? Like criminals like to be caught. Or why are cops needed even? Double duhs.

Hopefully Canadian detectives don't think this way.
 

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An executive was sent up from the US to run operations in Canada and settled in. He had an MBA from Harvard and had worked in various high level capacities.

After about 10 years GM wanted him to move to Michigan and he turned them down. His family liked living in Canada so he quit.

I asked him what he was going to do and he said they would travel around Canada and enjoy their cottage for a few years until their kids went off to school and then maybe take another job someplace.

People in his position don't need more money. They already have plenty and want the better environment for their families that Canada offers.

The gun culture, armed guards in schools, armed guards in stores, living in a gated community, racial tensions, high levels of poverty.....didn't appeal to them.

The less we are like the US the better it is for us........as far as most Canadians are concerned.

The Liberals have streamlined immigration for highly skilled Americans.....and they are coming.
Working with several different Automotive companies, most people who are at the upper end of the payscale find the US a great place to live.
The Ontario office I used to work in was pretty much a feeder to Michigan. You get to a certain level, then options for my company, or the competitors opened up, and they had some very compelling offers.
There are some that prefer Canada, but $150k in Ann Arbour is much nicer than $80k in Southern Ontario.
 

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I remember when my wife was an RN in the hospital and nurses were quitting and going to the US for higher pay.

They only stayed long enough to fulfill their first contract and then came back to Canada.
 

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I remember when my wife was an RN in the hospital and nurses were quitting and going to the US for higher pay.

They only stayed long enough to fulfill their first contract and then came back to Canada.
Yeah, I don't blame thme, the pay is a little higher, but not high enough to stay long term to offset the other negatives. However, the specialist doctors I knew that move their, stayed there. That's why I say, if you are the top in Canada vs top in US in your professional field, it's better to be the top in US. If you are just above average, or in a field that doesnt pay as well, Canada is the better.
 

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Yeah, I don't blame thme, the pay is a little higher, but not high enough to stay long term to offset the other negatives. However, the specialist doctors I knew that move their, stayed there. That's why I say, if you are the top in Canada vs top in US in your professional field, it's better to be the top in US. If you are just above average, or in a field that doesnt pay as well, Canada is the better.
I think that Canada is better for the lower 3 quintiles, and the US is better for the top quintile.
It's really iffy for those in the 4th quintile.
 

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Canada will eventually ban most guns, but it will take time and electing the Liberals for another term or two to get it done.

Of course some rifles for hunting purposes will be allowed, as long as they are registered and the owners are qualified to own them.
Poverty has always done a great job of killing people of the world. The liberals have killed the economy which has created more killer poverty. Do not expect the liberal government to save you when they are causing death & decay.
 

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From an income perspective, to make it into the top 1% of income earners in Canada, according to Statistics Canada, requires a salary of $225,409, or, roughly 39 times the overall wealth number of the top 1% in Canada. Interestingly, the numbers vary quite considerably in the US where the top 1% of income is $421,926 USD.

Even without taking in account FX rate and draconian Canadian taxes , the difference is enormous!!!
Truly, top US talents is nothing to do here!
 

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I think that Canada is better for the lower 3 quintiles, and the US is better for the top quintile.
It's really iffy for those in the 4th quintile.
The US is messed up when it comes to school districts. Middle income people care about that and in Canada it seems there isn't as much feast or famine depending on neighbourhoods for school quality/funding.
 

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Google is getting ready to move into a new 400,000 square foot commercial space in downtown Toronto.

There will be 5,000 Google employees located there. Not so shabby "tech win"..........for a small country like Canada.

They are also adding employees in Montreal and Kitchener and that is just the tip of the economic iceberg in Canada.

Electric vehicle manufacturing at several automakers, Amazon expanding into Canada in a big way, new distribution centers for FedEx and UPS.

Canada is open for business and they are coming.
 

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Distribución centres are not hi tech 🤣

Google “news” were published 1.5 years ago. Donde then “ Google's sister firm Sidewalk Labs has scrapped a plan to build a smart city in Canada, citing complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For several years it had pursued ambitions to build a digital-first city in Toronto "from the internet up"»
 

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Distribución centres are not hi tech 🤣

Google “news” were published 1.5 years ago. Donde then “ Google's sister firm Sidewalk Labs has scrapped a plan to build a smart city in Canada, citing complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For several years it had pursued ambitions to build a digital-first city in Toronto "from the internet up"»
Covid19, and that pesky thing about continuously monitoring people with AI on a public street.
 

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Distribución centres are not hi tech 🤣

Google “news” were published 1.5 years ago. Donde then “ Google's sister firm Sidewalk Labs has scrapped a plan to build a smart city in Canada, citing complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For several years it had pursued ambitions to build a digital-first city in Toronto "from the internet up"»
Sidewalk Labs is not the Google offices in Toronto.
 
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