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Old July 8th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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Default Would you trade in American citizenship for Canadian Citizenship?

As I was about to go across the border with passport in hand. I was wondering if US citizens were offered Canadian citizenship, would they take it. One benefit, that would be appealing, would be access to socialized medical care without having to wait for Obamacare to kickin. There are probably other benefits that I don't know about, but expert cruisemates probably know about these benefits and have opinions about this subject.
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As I was about to go across the border with passport in hand. I was wondering if US citizens were offered Canadian citizenship, would they take it. One benefit, that would be appealing, would be access to socialized medical care without having to wait for Obamacare to kickin. There are probably other benefits that I don't know about, but expert cruisemates probably know about these benefits and have opinions about this subject.
This thread can turn ugly real fast...I will just elect to say NOTHING.
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I'd like extra butter on my popcorn please while I put my feet up and watch this puppy unfold
Nice one TP - a UK citizen living in Canada

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PS - I would keep an eye on this thread as well except I am off to Ireland tomorrow.
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I love Canada . My wife and I have been there 17 times .We've been to every major city except the one that Kuki resides in .Our goal is to go there next year .

However ,I love America ,love being an American and there is no way that I would ever desire to live anywhere else .

I lived the majority of my life in NYC . Ten years ago I relocated to "Smalltown" ,USA .However , I am less than an hour from Manhattan so I have the best of both .
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heck no.

I'm not allowed in Canada.
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I'd like extra butter on my popcorn please while I put my feet up and watch this puppy unfold
I will take mine with no butter please...
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Seeing I have US and Irish Citizenship which works in the Eu i am all set. I also live in the state with mandated health care too. But I do love the US. Thinking I might retire to Ireland as I can buy property there. D0 6m there and 6 m in the US. But I have 25+ years until retirement
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Also while I am pretty healthy. I would not fault anyone for Border jumping if there were sick and needed the healthcare.
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Also while I am pretty healthy. I would not fault anyone for Border jumping if there were sick and needed the healthcare.
Yes, there are even agencies which help Canadian citizens line up doctors in the U.S. so they can get the health care they need. This is a big thing for upstate New York.
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"I'm not allowed in Canada"

There are days MY mommy wont let me out of my crib.
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I absolutely love Canada but I think people lose sight that as do all countries, Canada has its issues as well. There are no national panaceas.

I personally would not move simply because I'm a born and bred American who served, believes in and loves his country.
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My dream would be to have dual citizenship. Best of both worlds!
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I wonder... are dual citizens eligible for draft/selective service (or whatever theyll call it next time)?
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No.

Well, they won't let me post just "No" because it is less than 10 characters. But no is still the answer.
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As a Canadian I'm just going to sit back and see the dirt fly.
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No, I would not, but I'd sure like to visit! I'd like to see Donna again! I've read that there's an advantage in retiring in Europe, but that, like everything else, is okay if you've got lotsa moola.

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Had some kin (United Empire Loyalists) move from the Carolinas to the Maritimes and upper Canada following the Rev War. I love visiting in summer, especially Nova Scotia, but too cold for me in winter.

I wouldn't trade for Canadian, but would for this:
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Canada, no, too cold up there! Now there are some Caribbean Islands you might talk me into trading citizenship for...lol
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It seems to me that I remember two men that were Canadian citizens that lived in the US since childhood. Both of them joined the Army here and went to Viet Nam.

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My mommy will let me go to Cananda... Canadians wll not.
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Just FYI to all you Americans, it is not always "too cold" We are sitting right now at 34 degrees celcius, that's about 100 degrees F in your lingo.

We don't all live in igloos and dress in MukLuks!!! Some people just need an education!!!!!!!
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Maybe it's not cold now, in July. Lets hear how warm it is around the end of January.
Don't get mad, I won't move to Minnisota either.
Where I live it rarely freezes or gets to 100. It has been maxing out here around 80 on hot days, perfect for riding my motorcycle.
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BigMac... I understand that the cold weather builds character.
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I would not trade my US citizenship for anything..HOWEVER..I must admit that I was once very very tempted to SAY that I was a Canadian...I was standing in line at a Mexican resort in Cancun... All the Americans being checked in were practically being spit on bythe employees of the hotel. They were also giving them double rooms when they had booked KING beds. On the other hand, Candians booking king beds got their king beds. Well guess what? My husband and I had a king bed booked..If I had just pretended to be a Canuk..We could have slept in the same bed..ROFLMAO
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I think I can find a warmer way to build my character

I used to live in SW Washington. It never got super cold but there was about 1 month of sub freezing and I never owned a coat... If that didn't build my character it's too late for me.
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As the child of American parents, who resided in Canada during World World II, I have strong feelings for both countries. I love the United States and Canada. However, I was born and raised in the United States and am the child of parents' who were born and raised in the United States. The United States is my country. Both sets of grandparents' came to "America's welcoming shores" prior to the turn of the century to escape the horrific "pograms" in Russia. I value the freedom that the United States has given me and my family. At this point, I would not trade my United States citizenship in order to be a citizen of Canada. But, I must admit, Canada is as wonderful and welcoming to immigrants as the United States is!
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As a Canadian I'm just going to sit back and see the dirt fly.
I hope that it does not come to that.

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I hope that it does not come to that.

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quote Kamloops Cruiser "As a Canadian I'm just going to sit back and see the dirt fly."




"Wheres the KABOOM?!
There was supposed to be an Earth-Shattering KABOOM!"


I hereby officially re-affirm my faith in humanity.... for now.
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