This is why Canada sucks!

This is why Canada sucks!

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“XILKA XILKA BESA BESA”

Since: Aug 08

In the desert somewhere

#1 Dec 8, 2008
Short story. My friend recently went on a business trip that required him to cross into Canada. Upon arriving at the entry/checkpoint, he was denied entry because a background check of his passport reveled that he had a DUI charge two years ago. Further more, he was informed that he would not be allowed into Canada for a period of no less than five years! It seems that our socialist "friends" from up north treat drinking and driving as a felony and look down upon us Americans who have that offense on their record. I find this rather funny because everyone knows that Canadians, for the most part, are a bunch of chronic drunks themselves and we let them cross into our country. And let's not forget that Canada is probably the next place that the Muslim terrorists will come from. I just poured out my Molson. F-U Canadian commies!
distant foe

United States

#3 Dec 9, 2008
DTAL wrote:
Short story. My friend recently went on a business trip that required him to cross into Canada. Upon arriving at the entry/checkpoint, he was denied entry because a background check of his passport reveled that he had a DUI charge two years ago. Further more, he was informed that he would not be allowed into Canada for a period of no less than five years! It seems that our socialist "friends" from up north treat drinking and driving as a felony and look down upon us Americans who have that offense on their record. I find this rather funny because everyone knows that Canadians, for the most part, are a bunch of chronic drunks themselves and we let them cross into our country. And let's not forget that Canada is probably the next place that the Muslim terrorists will come from. I just poured out my Molson. F-U Canadian commies!
Canadians not letting people in convicted of OWI's isn't ground breaking news. It is published within their border crossing website...Ahhhh, you did check it I hope?

Anyways, yor friend can download a waiver form and have US Customs in Detroit stamp it for no less than $200.
Burton

New York, NY

#4 Dec 9, 2008
Oh well, who wants to visit that land of mediocrity anyway. I have been to Canada more times than I can count, both for business and vacation travel. I can’t think of a single place within the People’s Republic of Canada that I would like to visit again.

BTW, if you want a glimpse of what it’s like to visit a 70’s era socialist country, go through customs in the Toronto Airport one time.

Canadian woman....stay away from me!

“Dude, Where's my car?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5 Dec 9, 2008
I love Canada. I've visited many times in my life and it's a beautiful country with wonderful people. No, I wouldn't want to live there (I couldn't take those long winters). The REAL problem is getting back to the US. Passports required to get back from Canada? Give me a break!
Steve

Pullman, MI

#6 Dec 9, 2008
I like Canada! Took a skiing trip to Banff - Calgary area. Very very beautiful country up there. Also Lake Louise is just out of site. Had a great time there.

Since: Oct 08

Holland

#7 Dec 9, 2008
I cross into Canada once a month, sometimes more during the summer months. Canada is the perfect destination if you love the out of doors! We catch all the walleye we can eat with bobber and minnows' from shore. The deer, they grow em right. True, they are a little different, eh?

A good friend of mine owns a large farm an hour from the Soo. I hope when I retire from this rat race I can live there.

Getting back in the States doesn't require a passport yet, although you may get a little grief for not having one.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#8 Dec 9, 2008
Hurley35 wrote:
I love Canada. I've visited many times in my life and it's a beautiful country with wonderful people. No, I wouldn't want to live there (I couldn't take those long winters). The REAL problem is getting back to the US. Passports required to get back from Canada? Give me a break!
It is a beautiful Country but I am prejudiced. Eastern and Western Canada is beautiful and if you have only been across the border or to Toronto then you have not really seen the bautiful parts of Canada.

“Really? I mean, REAAALLLYY???”

Since: Nov 08

Ionia, MI

#10 Dec 9, 2008
Why does Canada suck?

Two words:

Celine Dion

“Really? I mean, REAAALLLYY???”

Since: Nov 08

Ionia, MI

#11 Dec 9, 2008
Hey, where'd my avatar go?
Burton

New York, NY

#12 Dec 9, 2008
Yeah, the outdoor recreation opportunities are nice and I would maybe like to see the Banff area some time but Glacier USA is just as nice and Alaska tops them all, IMO. I have been all over Ontario and Manitoba including a few fishing trips but I would rather fish in Alaska any day.

I use to have trouble traveling to Canada on business even fifteen or twenty years ago. Always a hassle at the border or in customs. Never tell them you are there to "work" or that you are "American". I don't know why they are such a pain at the border. Crossing over into Mexico was much easier.

Oh, and is it me or is it really hard to find a decent restaurant in Canada?

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#13 Dec 9, 2008
Canadagirl wrote:
<quoted text>It is a beautiful Country but I am prejudiced. Eastern and Western Canada is beautiful and if you have only been across the border or to Toronto then you have not really seen the bautiful parts of Canada.
beautiful sorry!

Since: Oct 08

Holland

#14 Dec 9, 2008
Burton wrote:
Yeah, the outdoor recreation opportunities are nice and I would maybe like to see the Banff area some time but Glacier USA is just as nice and Alaska tops them all, IMO. I have been all over Ontario and Manitoba including a few fishing trips but I would rather fish in Alaska any day.
I use to have trouble traveling to Canada on business even fifteen or twenty years ago. Always a hassle at the border or in customs. Never tell them you are there to "work" or that you are "American". I don't know why they are such a pain at the border. Crossing over into Mexico was much easier.
Oh, and is it me or is it really hard to find a decent restaurant in Canada?
The Soo has a large Italian heritage. The best Italian food I ever ate was in the Soo. And if you want old world Italian meats and cheese, stop in a Pino's on HWY-17 on the East side of the city.

Bruce Mines:

Bavarian Inn, authentic German menu.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#15 Dec 9, 2008
Hanging CHAD wrote:
Hey, where'd my avatar go?
Hey Chad it is still there.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#16 Dec 9, 2008
Hanging CHAD wrote:
Why does Canada suck?
Two words:
Celine Dion
Hey now! I agree though lol she is from Montreal and want to be their own little province. I wish they would go ahead and give it to them. They are very rude if you don't speak french.

Canadagirl

Since: Jul 08

Harrington PEI

#17 Dec 9, 2008
Burton wrote:
Yeah, the outdoor recreation opportunities are nice and I would maybe like to see the Banff area some time but Glacier USA is just as nice and Alaska tops them all, IMO. I have been all over Ontario and Manitoba including a few fishing trips but I would rather fish in Alaska any day.
I use to have trouble traveling to Canada on business even fifteen or twenty years ago. Always a hassle at the border or in customs. Never tell them you are there to "work" or that you are "American". I don't know why they are such a pain at the border. Crossing over into Mexico was much easier.
Oh, and is it me or is it really hard to find a decent restaurant in Canada?
The best seafood in the world is in Canada what do you mean?
Burton

Brighton, CO

#18 Dec 9, 2008
Canadagirl wrote:
<quoted text>The best seafood in the world is in Canada what do you mean?
I can't remember ever having a great meal in Canada. The best was a steak house in downown Toronto....good but not great. Nothing like OKC for sure.

So why is the seafood better than any other coastal region? I have had the best than Maine, Mass, and Alaska have to offer as well as Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico. Why is Canadian seafood "the best"?

Since: Jul 08

Colorado Springs, CO

#19 Dec 9, 2008
DTAL wrote:
Short story. My friend recently went on a business trip that required him to cross into Canada. Upon arriving at the entry/checkpoint, he was denied entry because a background check of his passport reveled that he had a DUI charge two years ago. Further more, he was informed that he would not be allowed into Canada for a period of no less than five years! It seems that our socialist "friends" from up north treat drinking and driving as a felony and look down upon us Americans who have that offense on their record. I find this rather funny because everyone knows that Canadians, for the most part, are a bunch of chronic drunks themselves and we let them cross into our country. And let's not forget that Canada is probably the next place that the Muslim terrorists will come from. I just poured out my Molson. F-U Canadian commies!
So a country doesn't want to have people,who have proven they can not be trusted to follow a very simple law, driving on their roads jeopardizing their citizens.
I mean how DARE they!
Canada doesn't suck because they don't want your drunken buddy in their country...it is your buddy that sucks for driving drunk and jeopardizing law abiding citizens while on the road.
T-Man

Sault Sainte Marie, MI

#20 Dec 9, 2008
Hurley35 you are correct. I love Canada too and have many Canadian friends and go to Canada often. I dont see why people gotta be so silly and bash them. They have great hockey, great beer, and great scenery! Thats all I need.

“Disgruntled ”

Since: Apr 08

Wyoming MI

#21 Dec 9, 2008
I've been to Canada many many times and it is a great place. Only had trouble one time and that was when we had a foreign exchange student and were taking him to see the falls what a trial that was, they searched the whole motor home from top to bottom.
Otherwise been all over and the people were great scenery fantastic no complaints.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#22 Dec 9, 2008
Banff is wonderfull as is Jasper and Lake Louise. It is a beautiful country. The Glaciers were great too and the water was the best. The people working there were all friendly and from all over the world. I would visit again in a minute if I could afford to go again.
Burton wrote:
Yeah, the outdoor recreation opportunities are nice and I would maybe like to see the Banff area some time but Glacier USA is just as nice and Alaska tops them all, IMO. I have been all over Ontario and Manitoba including a few fishing trips but I would rather fish in Alaska any day.
I use to have trouble traveling to Canada on business even fifteen or twenty years ago. Always a hassle at the border or in customs. Never tell them you are there to "work" or that you are "American". I don't know why they are such a pain at the border. Crossing over into Mexico was much easier.
Oh, and is it me or is it really hard to find a decent restaurant in Canada?

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