Often regarded as the gracious and more subtle version of America, Canada has mostly been looked down in comparison to its potent neighbour. It is indeed difficult to prove your worth when you have always been overshadowed by the history's greatest economic, military, and cultural superpower. But we are realizing that Canadians are done playing the second fiddle, and it's time to show their side of the coin.
There are quite a few domains where Canada has surpassed its cousin, but these 12 points mentioned below will definitely make you look upon this beautiful nation with equal or even additional respect.
As against the tedious process of getting and using health insurance in America, Canada follows a simple universal healthcare which is also much cheaper.
Be it comedy, music, festivals, arts and museums, special effects or Oscar nominations, Canada clearly has an upper hand.
Besides a more magnificent view of the Niagra Falls (Horseshoe Falls), Canada also boasts of more beautiful coast, and cleaner air and water.
The recent introduction of polymer bills by the Bank of Canada has made it impossible to reproduce or counterfeit with high-tech features built into them. Besides, lower corporate taxes, less income disparity, more social mobility, lower unemployment rate, and more economic freedom assure a better and richer life.
18 is considered an ideal age to vote, marry, access porn and even join the military in America but not for drinking. Canada, on the other hand, allows you to drink as well as get into the club at an appropriate age, i.e. 18 in Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta, and 19 everywhere else.
They don't care about your religion or sexual preferences. They even welcome gay politicians and believe in openness and freedom.
As per the Better Life Index, which is an international quality of life comparison measured by the OECD per year, Americans lag behind Canadians when it comes to life satisfaction.
Canadians, on an average, live three years longer than Americans.
Canada sees lesser crimes, less terrorist attacks, lesser wars, and fewer assassinations. Election turnout is fairer, gender discrimination is much less, and more immigrants get attracted towards the peaceful nation.
Talk about hockey, football, races, tennis, or skiing, they lead in all kind of sports as compared to their worthy neighbour. Canadians prefer spending time outdoors instead of being a couch potato.
Compared to the 11% of U.S. employees clocking 50-hour work weeks regularly, it's only 3.9% in Canada. More paid leaves and maternity-parental leave of 50 weeks as compared to 12 unpaid weeks in the U.S. are reasons enough to justify a better work-life balance of Canadians.
The yummilicious Caramilk and Peameal bacon have no comparison, hands down!