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    Canada is a very good country, take for example Montreal.. it has a cathedral on just about every corner, and usually a sex shop acroos the street... like a country that has its priorities in order.. small military force.
     
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    Cool....in that case they won't mind paying higher taxes and having National Health Care.

    Comparing Income Tax rates for the average income:

    Canada: Single - 31.6% family with 2 children -21.5%

    United Kingdom: Single - 33.5% family with 2 children - 27.1%

    United States: Single - 29.1% family with 2 children - 11.9%


    UK Health Insurance taxes:

    National Insurance (NI) is a tax which is taken from pay for the UK's health and social security system. Your payments are known as National Insurance contributions (NICs). Most people working in the UK need to pay this: there are a few exceptions (for example, if you are from an EEA country with a reciprical agreement with the UK and you continue to pay National Insurance in your home country).

    In the 2008/9 tax year (for income earned between April 6th 2008 and April 5th 2009), the National Insurance tax rate paid by workers is:
    0% for the first £105 per week
    11% on income up to £770 per week
    1% on any income above £770 per week
    The tax is paid each time you are paid (usually weekly or monthly). Unlike income tax, it does not matter how much you have earned in other pay periods, and the tax cannot be reclaimed (unless a mistake has been made).


    Canada National Health Care taxes:

    Ontario charges a tax on income for the health system. These amounts are collected through the income tax system, and do not determine eligibility for public health care. The Ontario Health Premium is an additional amount charged on an individual's income tax that ranges from $300 for people with $20,000 of taxable income to $900 for high income earners. Individuals with less than $20,000 in taxable income are exempt.

    Quebec also requires residents to obtain prescription insurance. When an individual does not have insurance, they must pay an income-derived premium. As these are income related, they are considered to be a tax on income under the law in Canada.

    Other provinces, such as British Columbia, charge premiums collected outside of the tax system for the provincial medicare systems. These are usually reduced or eliminated for low-income people.
     
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    Well yeah!...Now that we kicked their arse in hockey last night!

    (What a great freakin game THAT was!)
     
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    :rofl: ... I just learned something new ... that's messed up.
     
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    So Iran and Yemen beat France in the race to the bottom? Surprising.
     

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