America turning into a total mess, EU collapsing, radical jihadis infesting the middle east, south America (Venuzuela and Brazil) in flames...
Feels good to be Canadian
Most Helpful Girl
No major complaints here, that's for sure! Go Canada!1
Most Helpful Guy
I'm not Canadian, but I am a cinephile, and also autistic with an encyclopaedic knowledge of actors. Let me just say some of the most tremendous actors are Canadian. Best of all Barry Pepper and Ryan Gosling. Both ace.
And then Dan Aykroyd, Seth Rogen who I think is a very good comedian, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, Mike Myers, Will Arnett, Jay Baruchel, Rick Moranis, Taylor Kitsch, Evangeline Lilly, William Mapother, Tom Sizemore, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kim Coates, Hume Cronyn, Phil Hartman.
Actually that aside it is also my number one country to live in. It was when I was a kid, then I fell in love with Australia. I love hot weather that's the only down side to Canada for me.
Australia lost the number one spot recently anyway when I learnt that immigration disallows people with autistic children to emigrate to Australia on the basis that autistic children are considered of unsatisfactory health (they word it slightly differently in a way I don't precisely recall but that's the sentiment). Daryl Hannah and Paddy Considine are both autistic, and a little known very well kept secret is that Lionel Messi was diagnosed with autism as a child.. which made me so tremendously happy when I discovered this. Plenty others who are suspected to be either undiagnosed or diagnosed but exercising their right to not disclose it just because they're famous too.
It's not just anyone emigrating to Australia either. I actually read accounts of people who had been born in Australia, and were trying to return now with an autistic child - not allowed. In one case the autistic child had been born in Australia, the family spent some years out of the country during which time the child was diagnosed (this, partnered with the general attitude to autism, makes me think that they may well be very narrow minded, behind the times with autism and not very efficient in diagnosing it which believe me is essential). This family was not allowed to return to live in Australia, because their Australian born child had been diagnosed with autism while away.
So yeah, Canada wins. It really is such a wonderful country.1