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user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" lol not sure why OP put that in there... "

Ya plus it's not really free healthcare either because you pay a higher tax.



Personally, I prefer Canada's healthcare system... just saying though lol



And groceries? Fuck, I'm gonna start begging outside the grocery store for change lol... I spend over $500/m for 3 people.

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13467 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" Ya plus it's not really free healthcare either because you pay a higher tax. Personally, I prefer Canada's ... [snip!] ... lol And groceries? Fuck, I'm gonna start begging outside the grocery store for change lol... I spend over $500/m for 3 people."

lol you're right though..
I don't understand why everyone always says "free healthcare" though. It's not free. The cost of living is WAY higher. Tax is higher.. I'm originally from Vancouver, Canada.. it's the most expensive place to live in all of N.America. I would move back in a heartbeat lol but it's not a place to move if you don't have a stable source of income.



ETA: 500 for 3 people?! w t f.. do they have a Chanel grocery store or something??? lol

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Maybe she means Catholic schools, I've read that those are private in the USA."

Ya but she's talking about Canada lol

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 13467 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Maybe she means Catholic schools, I've read that those are private in the USA."


They're also private in Canada, and it's not free by any means.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" lol you're right though.. I don't understand why everyone always says "free healthcare" though. It's ... [snip!] ... don't have a stable source of income. ETA: 500 for 3 people?! w t f.. do they have a Chanel grocery store or something??? lol"

I think it's because DD and I have a dairy allergy and you pay out the ass for special food products. When I lived closer to the US border we would do grocery shopping there and it was significantly less!

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Of course it's not free, but catholic schools aren't private in Ontario. There ARE private catholic ... [snip!] ... of them are paid for by taxes. My brother went to one in High School. And they are mostly paid for by taxes here in Alberta."

We have public catholic schools here

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Where do you live? It was just a passing thought that maybe that's what she was suggesting. My home town has a private school called Albert College, which we had free access to it... aha."

Weird, how is it private if it's free? Like how does it differentiate from a public school?



I live in Ontario!

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" We have a private school on base here, but it's open to everyone for free. It just means the government ... [snip!] ... doesn't pay for it, but it doesn't mean it *can't* be "free." Ours is run by our base commander and paid for by fundraisers."

Ah I see, that makes sense because it's on a base. I actually grew up on base in Ontario and we didn't have a special school. Is the education better at said private school?

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" It was publicly funded until 3 years ago (too many schools in the area, apparently), the base commander ... [snip!] ... paid a good chunk to get it fixed up to run. It is good, it has extra math and science, and the classes are relatively small."

Oh that sounds great! I think more kids would benefit from a more one-on-one environment in highschool.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" I am considering sending my kids to it. The class sizes here are worse than in Ontario :? In my opinion. ... [snip!] ... had 20 classes, and here pretty much all of them are 30 kids. I'd much prefer the 11 kid class sizes at the school on base..."

I would, I don't think any kid gets the time and attention they need in such a big classroom... Fuck, 30 kids together can't ever be a good idea lol

MariyamB Due August 22 (girl); 2 kids; Bangor, Maine 168 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:" Maybe she means Catholic schools, I've read that those are private in the USA."


yeah, i meant catholic schools. does that count as private? because I know in US it sure isnt free lol.



When i was in canada i went to Catholic schools up to until I went here. We thought it was free here as well but it wasnt lol.

GHHGFHGFHG Due October 24 (boy); 1 child; Phoenix, Arizona 63 posts
26th Mar '13
Quoting MariyamBezhan:" yeah, i meant catholic schools. does that count as private? because I know in US it sure isnt free lol. ... [snip!] ... When i was in canada i went to Catholic schools up to until I went here. We thought it was free here as well but it wasnt lol."



i live in toronto, and catholic schools are free to go to (but you obviously pay "school fees" and for your uniform for your child(ren))



i'm in the same position, but switched. My SO is a dual citizen of Canada and the US. I have living in Canada my whole life, while he moved here about 10 years ago. His mom and sister are in Arizona. He has decided that he wants to go be with his family.



We have an almost 2 year old, and I'm expecting again. I've decided to give it a chance, moving over 3600 miles away, because I want to think about his needs. I mean, if it doesn't work out we can always come back. Planes don't stop running from Toronto to Phoenix.



I say, it's time for you SO to grow the hell up and realize this is something you feel strongly about. I understand how he might be feeling, I was horrified when we first made the decision to move to Arizona, but we leave in about 2 weeks and I'm so excited. I mean, I'll miss my friends, and more importantly my family, but there's always planes, buses, ect..it's not like it's impossible to visit Canada from the US, or the US from Canada.