24 July 2020

Video of the day -- polar bears, free healthcare, and waterproof money


Amanda the Jedi answers non-Canadians' questions about Canada.

9 Comments:

Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ohhh
I loved that video! She's super personable!
Also, now I want to live in Canada. The US is a dumpster fire.

XOXO

24 July, 2020 09:41  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

She's cool -- remember I first found her from this one.

24 July, 2020 10:09  
Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Our money is waterproof and rip-proof because it's plasticized. The Canadian Mint was advising people worried about catching Covid-19 to wash their money as prevention.

She's right that all healthcare is free here (in the sense that our taxes pay for it and we don't have to pay user fees or co-pays). But we are not generally covered for prescriptions (unless in hospital or unless we're senior citizens or on welfare), dental care (except for dental surgery done in a hospital under anesthesia), eye care, most physiotherapy, chiropractors, etc. Many people have benefits packages through work, however, that provide private insurance coverage for such things. And we can also buy our own private insurance for those items. For example, I have Blue Cross now to cover me for those items now that I'm retired.

And yes, I've eaten maple syrup poured on snow and rolled up on a stick. I suspect most Canadians have had that opportunity at some point in our lives.

24 July, 2020 14:44  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Debra: Plasticized money isn't a bad idea. People in the US are getting nervous about cash due to the pandemic (US dollars are actually a type of cloth, not real paper, but certainly not rip-proof or washable).

At least Canada doesn't have millions of people with no health coverage at all, and people don't have to worry about losing their insurance completely if they lose their job. I don't know why the US is the only advanced country which can't seem to accomplish that.

25 July, 2020 10:48  
Blogger Mike said...

I think there is a point system to move to Canada. I think I would score -1428.

25 July, 2020 23:54  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I don't think they're letting Americans in at all right now. Too much risk of disease.

26 July, 2020 00:57  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

I'd move to Canada in a flash if I could get my family to move with me..sigh* love her.

26 July, 2020 11:41  
Anonymous Mary Kirkland said...

I knew about the bagged milk because I have some canadian friends.

26 July, 2020 15:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

JackieSue: One of my favorite YouTubers. She has a lot of interesting videos.

Mark K: Having Canadian friends could come in handy these days.

28 July, 2020 01:34  

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