Canadian Immigration

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Canadian Immigration
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Sun, 11-07-2004 - 8:21pm

The day after Bush was announced as having won, 115,000 immigration forms were turned in for Americans wanting to immigrate to Canada. I feel the same way, but was on my way towards immigration anyway.


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Sun, 11-07-2004 - 8:33pm

Here is some more on this.

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Sun, 11-07-2004 - 8:43pm
Fortunately, the process for me will be somewhat easier in that my dh of five years is a Canadian citizen living in Canada, while I am living just over the line in the US. I was not saying that the process is easy or a quick fix; I was simply finding this an astounding figure!!

Steph

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Sun, 11-07-2004 - 10:03pm
I've been reading some articles on this issue. I find it interesting, a bit extreme, I would definately not have been happy if Kerry had won the election but I wouldn't be considering fleeing the country because of it. Although, my husband and I have discussed moving out of the country once he retires. But we would never move to Canada, we would head for something more conservative and a society that was more God/Christ centered. We are very conservative in our beliefs and, although we are able to believe what we want to, we are often looked down upon for being Roman Catholic, especially in the Southern states of the US, I think we are considered evil idol worshipers or something down here.

We do love this country, it would take something very drastic happening for us to actually leave.

Now, if my husband lived in Canada already? I'd not be so hesitant to leave, in that case, it wouldn't take much for me to move at all. :)

KathyB

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 4:37am

I, on the other hand, do not find it extreme. This makes me want to put a rush on it. I was ready to flee over the border four years ago. The only reason that I did not do so then was due to my children and custody issues.


As to being "a society that was more God/Christ centered," who needs God more? The man who know God and lives a life as God would wish or the man who does not know God and lives a life of crime? Who are we to judge such a thing? Not only that, but what constitutes a society that is more God/Christ centered??? I take it that you have not spent a lot of time in Canada. I found my life with Christ and God again in that country.


It is interesting that you bring up being Catholic as that is the religion of Kerry. Whereas, Bush is a Baptist. I, too, have very strong convictions in my beliefs. I have learned that one issue can not overtake the whole, IMO. To me, the whole of Kerry was not waylaid by one VERY strong belief that I have that is very much NOT what Kerry represented.

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 7:17am
Buh bye! I think these people should flee to a third world country. Maybe then they would appreciate what they have in America. What a bunch of whiney, pouty babies!~Lisa
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 7:24am

I don't think Catholic of any nature is looked down upon because of political reasons.

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 7:48am
Oh Lisa, you have such a way with words!
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 7:54am
The mindset that they are so oppressed in America drives me nuts! Probably because my mom operates an orphanage in Africa. If people really want to see oppression, they need to try out a third world country. The complaining just reeks of a toddler having a tantrum over not getting his/her way.~Lisa
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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 8:05am

I agree.

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Mon, 11-08-2004 - 8:19am
I think we are VERY spoiled in America. It frustrates me to no end to listen to people complain about how hard life in America is because they don't like the president....ack! No wonder other countries look upon us so poorly, there are a bunch of ingrates in this country!

That is a very generous offer that you have made to donate to my mom's charity. She has done some amazing work. The only thing that makes me uneasy is that everything isn't overseen firsthand. There is no government involvement to be sure the funds are allocated properly. They do send "missionaries" on ocassion to be sure the funds are being used properly but it is difficult to be totally sure all the time without government intervention,kwim? For this reason, dh and I don't donate to her orphanage(which is so hard for me because I really appreciate what my mother is doing and I am completely behind her). Instead we sponsor children through World Vision. We are more comfortable with things being overseen. Especially because Africa is so poor that the potential for corruption and misspending of certain funds is big. I can email you information if you are still interested. I need to get the website info from my mom though first.~Lisa

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