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Canada is a healthy mixture of socialism and capitalism. Anyone who compares it to the People's Democratic Republic of Korea or Cuba is a drama queen. I suspect the necessities of any large-scale buil

Thread bumping. In any case given how even US Democrats have been transformed into pyjama clad AK47 packing extreme radicals these days - worrying about whether Canada is a socialist country seem

This is a silly topic Socialism is defined as; a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned or reg

Jack, ARE YOU CLUELESS ?!? He already plainly stated there's no need to explain it !

The funny thing is: there isn't. Just smile, nod, and keep on driving by.

I forgot...The KGB/STASI are spying on us at all times looking for subversive behaviour that could endanger the sanctity of the state...

I stand corrected..

And for those members of those SPECTACULAR ORGANIZATIONS looking in on this conversation....Long live Uncle Joe,Chairman Mao,Karl Marx,and Pol Pot!!!!

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Jack, ARE YOU CLUELESS ?!? He already plainly stated there's no need to explain it !

The funny thing is: there isn't. Just smile, nod, and keep on driving by.

No worries the trolls feed the trolls.

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While China already has property rights, Canada [thanks to Trudeau] still doesn't.

Canada has legal property rights. You do not have a right to property in the face of a state. Neither do the Chinese....along with most other countries.

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I voted "Other" and I see most did too.

While China already has property rights, Canada [thanks to Trudeau] still doesn't.

In essence,you're saying that Canada is,(with repect to property rights)more oppressive and authoritarian than the crypto-Fascist Chinese...

Erm....Yeah.... :blink::rolleyes::lol:

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What kind of poll is this? You might as well present me with a complex and colourful painting and then ask me if it's blak or white.

Even China ha capitalist elements just as Hong Kong has socialist ones, and they're about as far apart along the spectrum as we can get. There is no such thing as a purely capitalist or purely socialist state. This is a gross simplification.

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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?

Both terms are mere adjectives, and not absolutes.

For example, universal education provided by the state is socialist in nature.

A real free market would remove standardization, regulation and the right to education and let everyone fend for themselves.

That being said, on the scale of capitalism, Canada is probably in the top 20%, while on the scale of socialism we are probably in the middle.

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Both terms are mere adjectives, and not absolutes.

For example, universal education provided by the state is socialist in nature.

A real free market would remove standardization, regulation and the right to education and let everyone fend for themselves.

That being said, on the scale of capitalism, Canada is probably in the top 20%, while on the scale of socialism we are probably in the middle.

That's it? In a truly capitalist state, you'd either build and maintain your own road or buy a jeep with good shock absorbers. As for the police or the military, forget it; make sure you houw has a good alarm system and automatic rifles in the basement. The neighbour just decided to establish a chicken farm, and the other neighbour an airfield? Oh well, it's his property. Sucks to be you. And that's just for starters.

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That's it? In a truly capitalist state, you'd either build and maintain your own road or buy a jeep with good shock absorbers. As for the police or the military, forget it; make sure you houw has a good alarm system and automatic rifles in the basement. The neighbour just decided to establish a chicken farm, and the other neighbour an airfield? Oh well, it's his property. Sucks to be you. And that's just for starters.

You seem to be confusing capitalism with anarchism.

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You seem to be confusing capitalism with anarchism.

How so? The idea that a road is publicly owned, funded based on ability to pay, yet free for all to use regardless of their contribution to its construction, seems socialist enough a concept to me. I'm not saying I'm against the idea, but merely that it is essentially a socialist idea.

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If Canada is a capitalist country, why it spent tax payer's money to buy flu shot each year without vote?

If Canada is a socialist country, why it need to spend more tax payer's money to broadcast advertisement on FM96.3 to attract people to receive flu shot?

Canada is a place for powerful people to rob money, to spend tax as much as they can. If the socialism element good for money robbery, they choose socialism, when capitalism element good for money robbery, they choose capitalism.

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I voted "Other" and I see most did too.

While China already has property rights, Canada [thanks to Trudeau] still doesn't.

Think again. Go back and do some research, it was the PC and the NDP who managed to have their way over the issue. There were many changes from the decision to repatriate until the time of its passage.

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:lol::lol::lol:

I see you like my complete irreverence for the Albertan crybabies and their whining...

That's good....

I wish more people in the East would treat these Wild Rose Whiners the way they deserve to betreated so they get to work and know their role...

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10 out of 41 think this is a socialist nation `like Cuba`.

Well. That means our loony factor is currently around 25%.

I think that means I have underestimated the amount of lunatics in society...

Or maybe it's a sad commentary on the thought processes of those that populate the board?

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