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Old 5th November 2004, 05:24 PM   #1
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What are the rules for a US citizen living in Canada? I just think it is a wonderful place. I have always felt at home in my travels to British Columbia.

It looks like a very interesting place to consider semi-retiring to and later more fully retiring to. It will be a a few years yet. My expectation is to use some of my specialty knowledge to earn some income, likely via internet even after retirement.

Can I stay fairly permanently or do I have to exit periodically.

How do I use the the heath care system. I assume there is some mechanism for me to pay for it somehow directly or via some insurance plan? Obviously I would not be covered under the national heath coverage but I assume I can access doctors somehow?

I assume I wouls pay income taxes to Canada for any business I ran from Canada. Other income would be US taxed I suspect.

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Old 5th November 2004, 11:12 PM   #2
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I know there are a lot of US citizens living up here, and in the last weks i've had a number of private emails with people asking questions. I don't know the answers to you questions but a good place to start digging is:

http://canada.gc.ca/

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Old 6th November 2004, 12:22 AM   #3
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Default Thanks for the link

I have been thinking about this for a while.

Apparently though the actual immigration info site got 7x the normal hits on Wednesday.

156k or so hits. Dropped back down to 50k or so on Thursday which is about 2.5x normal.
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Apparently though the actual immigration info site got 7x the normal hits on Wednesday.
156k or so hits. Dropped back down to 50k or so on Thursday which is about 2.5x normal.
There's no wonder. In the end you wil lose it anyway.
Better stay and fight, otherwise your dear country will end up pretty bad, and that will affect us all.
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Old 6th November 2004, 03:36 AM   #5
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If the Democrats as a brand have trouble the Republican brand will grow.

But as always it will splinter a bit and grow toward the center, shutting out the extreme side.

In the mean time lots of Democrats that mobilized this time (we tried our best, really worked hard) will turn their attention to point issues where a majority can be formed on the issue.

For example say the insane fiscal irresponsibility. Or the nature of our foreign policy. The classic concentrate the attack approach. Lots of folks that voted Republican disagree with lots of the overall Republican agenda.

It is possible to get majorities of the population galvinized about opposing the worst offending pending policies.

So there is hope.

Or it will be a mess. Hard to tell.
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Old 6th November 2004, 03:43 AM   #6
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The thing about the US is that it really is ceasing to be an actual country looking at it from the inside. It was always pretty regional but during the first part of my life there were things that actually bound the country together.

Not many of those left. Maybe TV shows.

America is more and more like a bunch of different regions with somewhat different values, views of the world etc. that could really do without the other ones. We like to visit each other though, lots of really cool terrain.

Great opportunity for George to govern from the middle and unite the country. By Thursday it was clear it was a join me or get I will leave you behind approach. Kind of sad really.

I makes me say good luck, have fun and decide I should go work on the point issues to resist the damage.
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Certainly a hot topic... more info

http://slate.msn.com/id/2109300/

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Hey Dave, I took the test and didn't pass. That's a drag. I wonder if I have to move to the States now?

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I took the test and didn't pass. That's a drag. I wonder if I have to move to the States now?
I passed the test... but just

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