Canada, it's every Social Justice Warrior's wet dream. From our extensive gun laws to our universal health care system people in the US seem to think it is some sort of paradise.
In this myTake I will be examining their views and shining some reality on the situation.
The main driving force in the US is this absurd notion that by making it harder for people to purchase guns legally will reduce gun crime. There is this obsession with semi-automatic rifles especially the AR-15 or any gun like it. The Orlando shooter used a Sig Sauer MCX but the media didn't care to wait and get the facts on the gun used or the fact that the FBI didn't look into him more closely.
The above video was by Cenk from the Young Turks. It was made 2 years ago when a terrorist named Michael Zehaf-Bibeau opened fire in Parliament Hill. Sure he used a Winchester Model 1894 and not an AR-15 but a little known fact is that he got his gun ILLEGALLY.
Michael Zehaf-Bibeau already had a criminal record since he while high on drugs tried to rob a McDonalds in 2011. It is illegal for any individual with a past criminal record to purchase a firearm, especially someone with no fixed address.
AR-15s are legal in Canada we just have restrictions on the amount of rounds per magazine and the license that you need to get (restricted license) to be able to purchase one . However, if you wanted to you could figure out a way to get a fully automatic machine gun in Canada or find a way to convert a semi-automatic to a fully automatic.
It's all a matter of how dedicated you are because we all know criminals don't follow the law.
We do have less shootings but they have been on the rise recently.
In Canada there are 3 types of firearm licenses
-long rifles or shotguns used for hunting
-handguns that are not prohibited;
-semi-automatic, centre-fire rifles and shotguns with a barrel shorter than 470 mm;
-rifles and shotguns that can be fired when their overall length has been reduced by folding, telescoping or other means to less than 660 mm
-handguns with a barrel length of 105 mm or less and handguns that discharge .25 or .32 calibre ammunition, except for a few specific ones used in International Shooting Union competitions;
-rifles and shotguns that have been altered by sawing or other means so that their barrel length is less than 457 mm or their overall length is less than 660 mm;
-converted automatics, namely full automatics that have been altered so that they fire only one projectile when the trigger is squeezed
Grandfathered status allows the possession and acquisition of prohibited firearms that are already registered in Canada, but not the new importation of prohibited firearms into Canada.
Universal Health Care
Every time I hear Americans complain about their health care system and say they want the same thing as we have in Canada I laugh. They have no idea what they're talking about.
Canada's health care system is only slightly better than the one in the US. According to the World Health Organization Canada's health care ranks 30th in the world while the US comes in at 37th. The best is apparently in France.
Unless you need emergency care or live in a town with a smaller population, you will wait a long time. Also ambulance rides are not free. The costs vary by province/territory which is why it is prudent to buy medical insurance that covers the cost if you're at high risk and would need to use one.
It is important to mention that not everything is covered. Only basic medical and emergency services are covered. So eye care, dental, plastic surgery, casts, therapy and other non-essential services are only covered by private medical insurances.
The video below was done by Steven Crowder a couple of years ago in the French speaking province of Quebec.
The same issues that are shown in the video are still present today across the country because everyone has an equal right to health care and it is difficult to find a private establishment. Each province and territory is different however so I can't speak for all of them. This is a result of not receiving enough funding and lack of competition.
Last year 52,000 Canadians went overseas to get medical care and successful Canadian doctors tend to leave to practice in the US since they earn a lot more.
But hey at least all deliveries and abortions are free. Yup that's right. All abortions without any restrictions are FREE (so long as they're done in the province/territory the woman is a resident off and has a valid government health insurance card) and are a constitutional right. No parental consent is required for those under the age of 18 and abortions can be performed at any time.
So I guess SJWs would be celebrating that. Personally I see that as rather extreme.
According to pro-choice activists in Canada, access to abortion is easiest for those who live in bigger cities and there are still cases of receptionists and doctors turning women away and referring them to pro-life organizations.
Feminist Prime Minister
Take it away Lauren, I'm sick of the constant feminist references.
The one thing she didn't mention was the gender parity cabinet actually has one-third of the women getting paid less than their male counterparts and being sworn in as ministers of state which is a lower position. None of the men in Trudeau’s cabinet are ministers of state.
The women who are ministers of state will have the right to attend all cabinet meetings and will have signing authority but they will be paid less "the [Prime Minister's Office] says it cannot yet state exactly when and how it will fix it the problem". So in the meantime they'll be earning $20,000 less than they're supposed to.
When it comes to refugees there are 2 reasons why Canada is taking the initiative.
1. People need our help.
2. Our population isn't growing fast enough so we need more people to fund our social programs through taxes.
There are of course issues with letting in people with radical views that are not compatible with our own. The individual doesn't need to be a Jihadist, Islamism (Political Islam) in its own right is very dangerous.
When we have individuals that want shariah law, oppose the state of Israel and are hostile to our way of life we are creating the conditions for the erosion of our pluralistic society. Not all beliefs are created equal which is why I'd actually like for certain questions to be asked during the interview process with the asylum seekers.
Ironically many Trump supporters wouldn't pass this type of vetting.