I decided to repost a very short, simplified version.
I could talk about temperature, weather, cost of living, crime, racism, economics and more. All the negatives can be found in other places, so what sets Canada apart?
To quote another’s perfect assessment: the people are drab and dull. It’s a nation of apathetic people sleepwalking through life. There’s little history, no culture, it’s like living in a zombie nation. Canada is the ‘waiting room’ of nations.
I need culture. I need excitement. I need lively people. I need to feel alive!
Try living in different cities or provinces but it’s all the same: you can’t change the people.
I guess to whittle it down to the very core: it’s the people. That explains why other places are endurable even with the same basic problems.
Canada could change in time, as demographics morph and all projected growth comes from immigration. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. All I know is we each only have one life … it’s not worth wasting here.