If it weren’t so cold….

Wow, they really make it sound tempting. I want to know who put up this site. It couldn’t have been the Candian government…or could it?

If only it were a little warmer up there.

The Discussion: 9 Comments

Vancouver in the winter is warmer than Beijing… and it never gets as hot as Singapore.

The only problem with Canada is that it’s too damn close to the U.S. If you’re going to emigrate, what’s the point in going someplace where you can still watch FoxNews?

I hear Bhutan is lovely…

November 15, 2004 @ 2:49 pm | Comment

Vaara’s right about the weather in Vancouver.

And while we are a little too close to the elephant for comfort we still have our own money and there aren’t quite as many Starbucks.

Crazy thing is, in Canada, and particularly Vancouver and environs, you can even be both a Liberal and a Neocon at the same time…we’re just so damn polite we’ll let just about anything go.

November 15, 2004 @ 8:02 pm | Comment

It’s still too cold. To say that a city is warmer than Beijing in the winter or cooler than Singapore in the summer certainly doesn’t say much — most places in the world fall under those criteria!

There’s only one reason I don’t move out of the culturally and intellectually challenged state of Arizona and that’s the weather. I love warmth. If things got so bad in the US that I had to flee, I’d head straight for Bangkok or Sydney. Or maybe if they’d put Toronto under a gigantic, well-heated astrodome….

November 15, 2004 @ 8:12 pm | Comment

OK, OK Richard….

Clearly for you Seattle, or even Portland, would be out of the question as well.

btw…they’ve tried the Astrodome thing in T.O. It’s called Skydome and many a Blue Jay has demanded out regardless.

November 15, 2004 @ 8:36 pm | Comment

But Canadians are such warm people!

BTW, RossK, Vancouver has about 8.3 Starbucks locations per 100,000 people, compared with a US average of only 1.5 per 100,000 people.

November 15, 2004 @ 10:07 pm | Comment

The top marginal tax rate in Canada averages 45.5 per cent, which is majorly uncool, dude.

November 16, 2004 @ 1:46 am | Comment

Yes, and the top marginal tax rate in Somalia is an ice-cold 0%.

November 16, 2004 @ 11:37 am | Comment

Yes, and the top marginal tax rate in Somalia is an ice-cold 0%.

Or 100%, depending on the whims of your friendly local warlord and/or the boys at the checkpoints. ๐Ÿ™‚

November 16, 2004 @ 11:52 am | Comment

re: numbers

boo….can it be true?

Drat, should have compared Vancouver vs Seattle…the numbers must be reversed for that specific comparison…if not I can always just ignore reality while I walk down Robson St.

November 16, 2004 @ 3:51 pm | Comment

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