Which part of the country do you live in? In general it seems you're correct. However it's worth mentioning that out here in the frozen prairies much of the current economic strength, especially in Saskatchewan, has been coming from potash. You can't hear a discussion about potash and not hear China mentioned at least once, China is a huge buyer of the potash produced here. The price of potash has gone up significantly in recent years and they rely on it. Having China refuse to buy potash might not hurt people out in the east, but in the prairies we certainly would be impacted by it.
I have to second this post, privacy, free expression and rights are good here in Saskatchewan (Canada). But you had better be prepared to deal with the long -20 C to -40 C winter and the slow switch to +30 C to +40 C summer. Only a million people live in this province. I wonder why.. that said, if you don't mind the weather it's a good place to live.
That's exactly what I said, no fancy/expensive sport motorcycle option? My smaller bike gets amazing gas mileage & is 100 times more fun to drive any day. +1 to the smiles along the way, it's the truth.
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