With respect to what is more desirable about Canada compared to the U.S, I would say there’s a lot!
I have a lot more respect for many aspects of the Canadian legal system because I believe it is several decades ahead of the U.S. For instance, religion does not play a role in politics in here. You don’t have to make speeches about what a great Christian you are and constantly talk about your church and your love for god to be elected in office. People don’t care, have your religion but don’t mix it with your politics and everyone is happy! Not the story in the U.S. In Canada, there are no debates and conflicts going around state by state about same-sex marriage, it’s legal everywhere in the country, and we are not demonstrating it! The country, as a whole, has come to its senses to accept that homosexuality is normal! Abortion is legal and rarely do you see people protesting it. Overall, Canada is much less conservative than the U.S, and of course there is universal health care in Canada.
Although the current Conservative government would paint a different picture, Canadians in general do not condone war, and the majority are against Canada being involved in any wars. This peaceful image is what attracts people to Canada because as someone who has lived under the heavy burden of warfare, I think most people underestimate how great it is to live in a country that stands neutral on global conflicts and only gets involved for peacekeeping purposes.
Our income taxes are higher here, but the services we receive are better. Generally speaking Canada is much safer than the U.S. I have definitely witnessed much more racism, social paranoia, and xenophobia in the U.S than Canada, there is absolutely no question about that. We are not at war with anyone and this country has a great reputation overseas, which the harper government is ruining as we speak, but I cannot see them dragging Canada down that much!
There are many other reasons if we are to go into detail, such as less income disparity, lower unemployment rates, level of peacefulness, how mass shooting are incredibly rare, lower homicide rates, and generally speaking Canada is just amazing! Besides we are right next to the U.S so getting down there is easy, because despite all of these facts I love American people and have met so many incredible Americans. I also love so much about the U.S, so please don’t confuse my views on the American government and how much I love Canada, with how I feel about American people.
- Iranian Atheist (http://iranianatheist.tumblr.com/)