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user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" No there is not."

Lolz ya I didn't think so...

Super Mommy! Due July 31; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9043 posts
status 25th Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" Lolz ya I didn't think so..."


lol not sure why OP put that in there...

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? f**k, I'm gonna start begging outside the grocery store for change lol... I spend over $500/m for 3 people.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33303 posts
status 25th Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" There's free access to private schools?"


Maybe she means Catholic schools, I've read that those are private in the USA.

Super Mommy! Due July 31; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9043 posts
status 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? f**k, 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

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33303 posts
status 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? f**k, I'm gonna start begging outside the grocery store for change lol... I spend over $500/m for 3 people."


500 for 3 people? :shock: I am a family of 4 living in an expensive province, and even I don't spend that much.

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! Due July 31; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9043 posts
status 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.

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33303 posts
status 25th Mar '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" They're also private in Canada, and it's not free by any means. "


Of course it's not free, but catholic schools aren't private in Ontario. There ARE private catholic schools, but a huge chunk 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.

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

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33303 posts
status 25th Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" We have public catholic schools here"


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.

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!

The Time Police TTC since Apr 2014; 1 angel baby; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33303 posts
status 25th Mar '13
Quoting Rd.:" Weird, how is it private if it's free? Like how does it differentiate from a public school? I live in Ontario!"


We have a private school on base here, but it's open to everyone for free. It just means the government 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.

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?