It also doesn’t mean we’ve lost the ability to perceive attractiveness and beauty and it most definitely doesn’t mean we’re no longer interested in sex.
We will want all of those things, and we’re still going to work toward getting all of those things. Maybe it was our overt actions (not claiming you as a girlfriend). Maybe it was our actual words (I’m not looking for anything serious right now), but you didn’t pay attention.
Last time around, in 2009, we were sixth, just behind Singapore and ahead of New Zealand. S.), (7) and our health care costs per person are much lower (US,445 per capita in Canada, versus ,233 in the U. (8) New parents who work are better off (maternity-parental leave in Canada is 50 weeks, versus just 12 unpaid weeks in the U. (9) More of our marriages last: For every 1,000 population in the U. We’re richer: Canada’s average household net worth of 3,000 is higher than America’s, at 0,000. We accept homosexuality: 80 per cent of Canadians say society should accept gays and lesbians, versus 60 per cent in the U. S takes fourth place, behind only Chile, Mexico and Turkey. S., but while the overall gap is narrowing, young workers here are more likely to find work. We have more social mobility: If you want to live the American Dream, move to Canada.
S., 3.6 marriages end in divorce annually, compared to 2.1 in Canada. We have more sex: According to a survey by condom-maker Durex, 59 per cent of Canadians say they have sex weekly, versus 53 per cent of Americans. We drink less: Our alcohol consumption is 8.2 litres a year, compared to 8.7 in the U. Canada’s youth unemployment rate is 13.5 per cent, compared to 16.8 per cent in the States. Our banks are better: Earlier this year Bloomberg ranked the world’s strongest banks. Social mobility, measured by intergenerational changes in income between sons and their fathers, is twice as high in Canada as in the U. In other words, a son born to a poor father in the U. is twice as likely to remain poor throughout his life than had he been born in Canada. The money in your wallet is safer: Canadian currency once had a terrible reputation for being easy to counterfeit, but new polymer bills introduced by the Bank of Canada have hi-tech features that make them almost impossible to reproduce.
In Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Winnipeg, visual effects artists have been taking over the design of explosions, gore and CGI monsters as our technical schools pump out skilled graduates, and movie studios outsource to take advantage of Canada’s generous tax breaks. (42) Our filmmakers are more worldly, too: Unlike Americans, who wait for the rest of the world to learn English, Canadians get Oscar nominations for foreign-language films, and not just ones in French—Deepa Mehta’s Hindi-language was nominated in 2007.
(43) We know our art: When museums want to tour their blockbuster exhibits, they know to stop here first.
(31) More women work here: For most of the past 40 years more American women have been in the labour market than in Canada, but after 2000 that changed—62 per cent of Canadian women are in the labour market, compared to 57 per cent in the U. (32) More of our immigrants strike it rich: In both the U. and Canada the majority of millionaires are self-made, but a larger number in Canada are immigrants, according to a BMO study—in Canada nearly half of millionaires are immigrants or second-generation residents, compared to just one-third in America. The biggest summer movies of 2013 have Canadian DNA: Aside from the Canadian-packed comedy would be just a glimmer in J. Abrams’s eye if it weren’t for William Shatner, native of Côte Saint-Luc, Que. Our opera house is tops: There’s no city in North America with an opera house to compare to the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. The best small-screen sci-fi is secretly Canadian: are all capturing both record ratings and critics’ notoriously fickle hearts—and all are filmed here, funded by our networks and starring a host of talented Canadian actors (albeit some of whom are masked in layers of monster makeup). Our broadcast TV doesn’t have to treat adults like children: Maybe it’s because Americans are such sensitive folk, or it’s our ill-defined role as cultural bridge between the U. and Europe, but Canadian TV regularly gets away with showing things broadcast networks south of the border can’t: nipples, F-bombs and the like.
Jack Diamond, who built it, was promptly handpicked by Valery Gergiev to build the new Mariinsky II theatre in St. When aired unedited on CTV, executive producer David Chase said that could never happen on U. network TV: “It’s just not possible, we have rules against that.” 37.
Our 15-year-olds routinely score in the top 10 of 65 countries that participate in the OECD’s reading, math and science tests. S.), (6) a lower rate of infant mortality (5.1 per 1,000 live births, versus 6.1 in the U. More of us give to charities: Roughly 64 per cent of Canadians donate money to charities, compared to 60 per cent in the U. Where Canada has 5,644 excess winter deaths (relative to average non-winter deaths), the U. Among OECD countries ranked for worst income disparity, the U. Our young workers are doing better: Yes, Canada has a lower unemployment rate than the U.If he’s not showing up and you’re putting up with it, it’s not his fault. You can’t expect him to value you like a girlfriend if you don’t insist on being treated like a proper girlfriend. I feel that all the posturing and self abnegation involved in thinking like a man and “being a challenge” has conditioned me to want men less and less to the point where I won’t even go out with anyone. Aside from the long term male friendships I have, I’ve never been so thoroughly turned off by the idea of a man’s company. Maybe it’s just a phase, but I’m curious to know if this is an extreme felt by any other women on here.It can be hard living next to history’s greatest cultural, military and economic superpower.We’re funnier: Hollywood and American network television have known it for decades. Not content with ripping off their own ideas, Hollywood is now so desperate for fresh-ish material that it’s turning to the biggest and brightest Quebec auteurs for help. There’s more: (40) Canadian musicians rule the charts: Michael Bublé, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen—and those are just the mildly tolerable pop stars Canada has produced recently.Wayne and Shuster, Lorne Michaels, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Mike Myers, Jim Carrey—all examples of our comedy supremacy. Montrealer Ken Scott is currently remaking his 2011 Québécois hit , now being filmed by fellow Canadian Don Mc Kellar, and starring B. This year will also see releases from Arcade Fire, the Weakerthans and the reunited critical darlings, Death from Above 1979.No matter how much we want to, we can’t build up the motivation to give you everything if we know you’ve been content with us giving you barely anything.