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Is Canada a Capitalist or Socialist country?


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Is Canada a Capitalist or Socialist country?

  1. Voted Canada is a Capitalist country like Japan, UK, Spain, Australia, etc (23 votes [35.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.94%

  2. Canada is a socialist nation like Cuba, Vietnam, NK, etc. (11 votes [17.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.19%

  3. Voted Other (30 votes [46.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.88%

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#1 windyman

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:30 PM

Every so often, I ask myself this question. Sure, we have healthcare, but so does other capitalist countries like Japan and the UK (NHS), sure we provide lots of EI and social securty, even the USA does.

However, many Americans down in the USA continue to label Canada as a socialist republic like Cuba and North Korea (hell, I spend time on the Politics section of Yahoo Answers).

Now, the question is, is Canada more of a Capitalist country or socialist country?
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

Americans are even more ignorant than they are capitalist. It's completely laughable to even think that Canada is a SOCIALIST country.
Americans like to frame and label things that are different to what they understand and declare them evil. There's a reason my family calls down south Jesus Land instead of the USA, because their political beliefs are about as well-founded as Catholic dogma.

Sure, Canada may lean more towards socialism than the USA, but it's still one of the most capitalistic countries out there.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:57 PM

Every so often, I ask myself this question. Sure, we have healthcare, but so does other capitalist countries like Japan and the UK (NHS), sure we provide lots of EI and social securty, even the USA does.

However, many Americans down in the USA continue to label Canada as a socialist republic like Cuba and North Korea (hell, I spend time on the Politics section of Yahoo Answers).

Now, the question is, is Canada more of a Capitalist country or socialist country?


I don't think many Americans think "socialist" when they think of Cuba and North Korea; they would label them as communist nations, and as such, I can't imagine Americans comparing Canada with Cuba and North Korea. So I'm curious. Out of 300 million Americans, how many is "many Americans?"

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 01:18 PM

Every so often, I ask myself this question. Sure, we have healthcare, but so does other capitalist countries like Japan and the UK (NHS), sure we provide lots of EI and social securty, even the USA does.

However, many Americans down in the USA continue to label Canada as a socialist republic like Cuba and North Korea (hell, I spend time on the Politics section of Yahoo Answers).

Now, the question is, is Canada more of a Capitalist country or socialist country?



Next time you have that question float ..head down to the TSX and find out the answer.
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Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:05 PM

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:31 AM

The only meaningful choice is 'other'. The first two choices provide examples of countries that don't fit the choices, and every country has elements of socialism and capitalism. For example the 'capitalists' in Japan have much more govt involvement in businessthan Canada.

The most capitalist country would be somewhere like Switzerland or the Cayman Islands.
The government should do something.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:38 PM

Canada is a socialist republik by far. Our large cities are filled with lazy people who don't want to work but want a hand out, it's disgusting.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:37 PM

Canada is capitalist first and foremost, with socialist elements. So is the U.S. by the way, though Canada has more socialist aspects than the U.S.

This poll is putting capitalism and socialism on the extreme right and left of the political scale, as if there's no inbetween. You are basically makking people choose between whether Canada is laissez-faire capitalist or communist, when the obvious answer is "neither".

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:08 PM

Canada is a socialist republik by far. Our large cities are filled with lazy people who don't want to work but want a hand out, it's disgusting.


Canada does have socialist programs paid for by the tax payers of Canada.

Don't worry, capitalist rule in Canada just like they do in the U.S.

Here is a link to a chart showing the most entrepreneurial countries in the world in which Canada ranks THIRD after the U.S.

http://innovate.type...entreprene.html

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:09 PM

Canada is a socialist nation for many and a captitalist one for a privledged few.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 01:47 PM

. Our large cities are filled with lazy people who don't want to work but want a hand out, it's disgusting.

Thats no way to talk about Unions. You should remember who pays your bills.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:50 PM

Canada has been moving from socialism towards Facsism more and more every day.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:12 PM

Canada has been moving from socialism towards Facsism more and more every day.

If were are not the first, how can we move towards the second?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:37 PM

If were are not the first, how can we move towards the second?



Canada has been moving with the Laurentian Plate towards
the colombian plate more and more every day.

You can blame a lot on plate tectonics and continental shift
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:06 AM

I voted other:

I see Canada as a welfare state - so - to have a little fun:



A fire was reported in a three family house midmorning Wednesday last week in downtown Toronto.


Sadly, there were many fatalities.

On the first floor lived an african family - 6 fatalities.

On the second floor lived a muslim family - 13 fatalities.

On the third floor lived a white family of 2 - no fatalities.

A reporter at the scene made headlines with this story. The fire chief and his department were immediately attacked by the NDP, readers on Maple Leaf Forum, the islamic society of Canada and several black right's groups as well as the governor general of Canada as being racist in their handling of the fire and loss of life issues.

There was some unsettling discomfort - when questioned further the fire chief explained why the family on the third floor survived the fire and the others did not.




His response was,




"They were at work."





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Edited by Borg, 30 November 2008 - 12:13 AM.




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