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I found if I Google/Bing/Yahoo for "Canadian tax rates vs. USA tax rates" I find that the average American (USA) would pay less in Canada, only about 1% though... It seems the the US and Canadian rates pretty much mirror each other within a few percentage points from $8700 a year passed $100,000 a year. Being they get good free health care, (all My Canadian relatives love it), I think We here in the US are getting screwed..

That is insane...
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I'm currently working as a remote animator for a company in the US-- every so often I'll run into things in the scripts they send me and it's like, "what the heck is that?" so I end up having to look up stuff I've never heard of in order to get a handle on things in time for my phone meeting lol

It's usually things like stores or different names for things. I feel like the US has a lot of stores I've never heard of. Most of the other differences I can think of have already been mentioned. Syrup...I don't use it often personally, and I don't go out of my way to call it MAYPLE syrup...ketchup chips...they're too flavourful for me...colder weather...I hate the cold...the queen...not that I care about the queen...hockey...not that I like hockey...Mounties...I've never seen one, do we have them in Ontario...?

Now that I think about it, I might not be a very good Canadian lol! I do try to be as polite as possible, but that's just because I'm shy. Called all of my male teachers 'sir' throughout college. I think I was the only one.
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NocandNC wrote:

I'm currently working as a remote animator for a company in the US-- every so often I'll run into things in the scripts they send me and it's like, "what the heck is that?" so I end up having to look up stuff I've never heard of in order to get a handle on things in time for my phone meeting lol

It's usually things like stores or different names for things. I feel like the US has a lot of stores I've never heard of. Most of the other differences I can think of have already been mentioned. Syrup...I don't use it often personally, and I don't go out of my way to call it MAYPLE syrup...ketchup chips...they're too flavourful for me...colder weather...I hate the cold...the queen...not that I care about the queen...hockey...not that I like hockey...Mounties...I've never seen one, do we have them in Ontario...?

Now that I think about it, I might not be a very good Canadian lol! I do try to be as polite as possible, but that's just because I'm shy. Called all of my male teachers 'sir' throughout college. I think I was the only one.



We DO have mounties in Ontario. but the only time(s) you'll have seen them are

A) you're in the right parts of Ottawa.
B) you're witnessing an arrest or Investigation of a Federal Crime
C) Government is suppressing Democracy (Like G 20)

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NocandNC wrote:

...ketchup chips...


You had me at this. Yum-o.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

We DO have mounties in Ontario. but the only time(s) you'll have seen them are

A) you're in the right parts of Ottawa.
B) you're witnessing an arrest or Investigation of a Federal Crime
C) Government is suppressing Democracy (Like G 20)



I see, thanks for clearing that up haha.
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In Canada when the cops are arguing about jurisidiction it's all "this is your, No this is YOUR case"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXEqTaoM2QQ
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I live half an hour from the Rez, you can find your stolen vehicle in someone's driveway on the Rez and the municipal police, the OPP (yeah you know me) and the RCMP will not do anything about it. Also natives can shoot you dead on the Rez and get away with it, "What? I thought he was a deer..."

I imagine that in America they're a lot more willing to police the natives like nothing, in Canada the police have no jurisdiction over them as long as they're on the Rez.
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Snowmen say eh up here <3
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Bloodshot199 wrote:

Snowmen say eh up here <3


Also we ride polar bears to work and we all live in igloos.
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I live half an hour from the Rez, you can find your stolen vehicle in someone's driveway on the Rez and the municipal police, the OPP (yeah you know me) and the RCMP will not do anything about it. Also natives can shoot you dead on the Rez and get away with it, "What? I thought he was a deer..."

I imagine that in America they're a lot more willing to police the natives like nothing, in Canada the police have no jurisdiction over them as long as they're on the Rez.

Wellll, I know one guy who got thrown out of a tribal casino without any of his winnings and the police were like, "Talk to the tribe, we don't have any jurisdiction there." His lawyer told him he was pretty much out of luck. Some federal agents have jurisdiction there. There is a special department whose name and acronym I don't recall that has some legal muscle in the reservations. Lastly some SBI agents have a limited jurisdiction, particularly for certain kinds of crimes. The tribes can technically govern themselves, it just makes their lives easier to mostly play nice and cooperate with state and federal authorities. The major exception is if both the perpetrator and the victim are non-natives. Then it is all feds.
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Sweet-Revelation wrote:

I live half an hour from the Rez, you can find your stolen vehicle in someone's driveway on the Rez and the municipal police, the OPP (yeah you know me) and the RCMP will not do anything about it. Also natives can shoot you dead on the Rez and get away with it, "What? I thought he was a deer..."

I imagine that in America they're a lot more willing to police the natives like nothing, in Canada the police have no jurisdiction over them as long as they're on the Rez.


Yeah, you don't mess with the Indians on Rez in either country. I almost got shot in the NWT when I was accidentally fishing an a Rez lake. It's hard to tell the boundaries there. Fortunately, they were willing to not shoot me if I gave them half my catch.
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Alright, I thought things would've been different down there but I guess not too much..
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National Debt
Canada's debt: $683,610,229,986

America's debt: $17,478,856,367,355


Average household income
Canada: $76,000

America: $51,000

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