By Zuerrnnovahh-Starr Livingstone
March 17, 2004
I had a call from Kevin in Kansas City last night and he and a few of his
friends are fearing a fascist takeover. They would be on the "undesireable
list". He was asking for info on emigrating to Canada. This is what I
sent to him.
I recommend to you and your friends that if they are deciding to emigrate
to Canada, do it soon. Housing will become scarce quickly. To get a feel for
Canada it would be best that you take a vacation soon and feel the vibes.
I was born in Vancouver BC but have been warned not to live there as sometime
in the future there will be a 9 Richter earthquake which will cause so much
damage that insurance coverage would collapse. I am living about 200 miles
in from the coast at 1700 feet elevation, still there would be a whole lot
of shaking here but not a much damage. Vancouver Island is seismically locked
as its own tectonic plate between the North American Continent and the large
Pacific plate. Should it start to move, there would be a lot of movement and
the Cascade volcanoes from Mount Baker Washington to Mount Shasta California
may start to erupt. Central British Columbia where I am is away from the prevailing
winds that would carry the ash. Missouri would get more ash than BC. Nuclear
plants on the Pacific Coast may leak and fallout could rain down on a lot
of America. Canada has no nuclear plants on the west coast.
Do not try to take firearms across the border. Sell them and then buy new
in Canada. Hunting rifles can be bought but handguns have a lot of paperwork
associated with them. There are as many guns per capita in Canada as the USA
but they are out of view. If you have a gun rack in your pickup the RCMP will
recommend that it be removed. In Canada police do not expect a gun to be in
every car they stop and it is rare that they even unholster their pistols.
There are a lot of Canadian police who retire without having to fire a single
shot at anyone.
I am adding some real estate web addresses that will give you an idea of housing
and prices. Remember that the Canadian dollar is 76 cents US.
Emigration to Canada from the US should not be too much of a problem as Canada
is looking for new citizens. The Baby Boom "bust" is just about
to start as many baby boomers start to retire. There have been a lot of people
coming in from Asia. English as a Second Language schools have become a major
growth area in Vancouver and Toronto. Real Estate prices in those two large
cities have skyrocketed but prices in general are low.
I know of many Viet Nam era draft dodgers who are still in Canada. Calgary
has a huge American population. Up to 100,000 out of the 750,000 Calgarians
are American. A lot work in the oil industry. The Province of Alberta has
more oil than Saudi Arabia in the Athabaska Tar Sands and economic policy
for that province is set in Houston more so than Ottawa. Alberta has been
booming since 9-11 but few are aware of it outside Alberta. It is as if the
media reports stop at the provincial and national borders. That is probably
what is happening.
Real estate websites: www.cmhc.ca
Remember it is as far from Toronto to Vancouver as Cleveland is to LA.
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.