Most of us are a peace-lovin’ bunch. We don’t go around flaunting our national pride, but we’re quick to defend our Canadian roots.
1. “Yeah you guys have healthcare, but it sucks.”
An American actually said this to me a few weeks ago. If there’s one thing most Canadians agree on, it’s that we’re extremely grateful for free healthcare, and we don’t mind paying higher taxes to have it. (Those who aren’t haven’t had health issues.) I’m not sure where this idea came from that the quality is lower than elsewhere, and sure sometimes our wait times to see specialists are a little atrocious, but we’re still pretty happy about not having to pay $3,000 for blood work.
We also get kickass maternity leave. A whole year of it.