Would the world be a lot better if Canada became the next superpower?

Sep 2018
40
Sri Lanka
#1
According to a lot of people, there are always going to be superpowers.....

And according to a lot of people, America isn't going to remain one for very long......

And according to a lot of people, they don't want China or Russia to be next superpowers.....

And according to a lot of people.... Canadians are nice, caring, friendly and peace keeping people.....

So, would the world be better off if Canada became the next sole superpower?
 
Sep 2018
37
America
#2
If they increase their population by a few orders of magnitude and make a few million square miles of their useless tundra into arable land somehow, sure, Canada can have a go at world hegemony.
 
Mar 2017
803
Colorado
#5
Their health care system works great, as long as you never get sick. I know people with serious illnesses. The healthcare system does not work for them, at all. Some of it is absolutely bewildering. Some doctors can only prescribe certain drugs, so to get full treatment, people have to go to multiple docs ... each with their own waiting lists. It works OK for flu shots & broken arms. I know there's a constant flow of Canadians coming to the states for medical care: don't know how they finance it.

Oh! Be careful what you say! Make absolutely sure you use the right gender pronoun(s) or be prepared to be charged with a crime.
Controversial Gender Pronoun Laws In Canada

I like Canadians. The ones I've met are very friendly & polite. I've visited their country a number of times: it's very nice. Their govt is messed up.
 

sparky

Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
3,201
Sydney
#6
I was struck by the number of medical supermarkets at the border with buses of Americans come to do some medicine shopping
while traveling to the US there was flags everywhere even in the most unlikely place , the only exception was the grave of Calhoun in Charleston , that was the dixie flag there
Crossed the border , then I saw ONE Canadian flag in two thousand miles and that was at the border post
 
Mar 2017
803
Colorado
#8
I was struck by the number of medical supermarkets at the border with buses of Americans come to do some medicine shopping
while traveling to the US there was flags everywhere even in the most unlikely place , the only exception was the grave of Calhoun in Charleston , that was the dixie flag there
Crossed the border , then I saw ONE Canadian flag in two thousand miles and that was at the border post
Agreed. I have bought some very expensive medicines from Canadian online pharmacies. It's a little dicey to sort out the Russians & Indians masquerading as Canadian companies, but it's possible with work.

Big pharma in the US is in bed with the govt and we pay inflated prices. This hasn't happened ... so badly ... in Canada.

Still, it's easier to get a prescription in the US and get it filled in Canada, than it is to get specialized med prescriptions from Canadian docs. I have no explanation for the logic behind it. ANY US doc can prescribe any med. They don't like to prescribe meds that specialists typically prescribe, but if they see you're running out of a med prescribed elsewhere, they'll easily write you a week's worth. Canadian docs don't do this. Only specialists can prescribe specialist drugs ... and they've got some odd categories.
 

Rodger

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Jun 2014
5,252
US
#9
Their health care system works great, as long as you never get sick.
And as long as you don't actually need defended. From the following article
United States (USA) vs Canada 2017 - Who Would Win - Army / Military Comparison
"The U.S. is regarded as having the world’s strongest military, and with a 611 billion dollar defense budget, about 3.3 percent of the GDP, America outspends the rest of the world by a mile. Canada, a country not often exalted for its military prowess, spends around 15.5 billion dollars on defense, which is around one percent of the GDP. "
 

Belgarion

Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
6,490
Australia
#10
I would be quite happy to see Canada as the next superpower. The only problems I see are ice hockey being inflicted on the world as a major sport and political correctness being enforced with the threat of military intervention.