Canada and the United States: Differences that Count by David M. Thomas, David N. Biette

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Canada and the USA: adjustments that count number investigates why and the way the USA and Canada—while so shut and doubtless so similar—remain diverse in such a lot of methods. In seventeen analytical but readable chapters, top experts examine the yankee and the Canadian methods of doing issues. The questions they tackle impact us all in methods nice and small: as electorate, as scholars, and as policymakers. Our similarities and our transformations will not be constantly as we've assumed them to be, and this quantity is helping us examine from one another's experiences.

The fourth version positive factors new chapters on taxation, sales, and budgets; health and wellbeing care; banking and fiscal law; legislatures; overseas coverage; leading ministers and presidents; and state-province comparisons. each bankruptcy has been up-to-date to take into account significant advancements and adjustments because the 3rd variation, together with the industrial meltdown of 2008, altering electoral results, new census facts, and new coverage instructions in either countries—especially referring to wellbeing and fitness care and the surroundings.

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Non-Hispanic whites will still be the largest single group in the United States for many years, but they are unlikely to be a majority again. 57 Extrapolating trends suggests that Canada will become a majority-minority country at least a decade after the United States, sometime after 2050. In Canada the existence of two official languages and two separate charter populations identified with these languages (the English and the French) adds a complexity to its diversity that the United States does not have.

B. But it was not shared by the peuple on whose behalf they claimed to speak. The belief that rejection of American values and institutions was strong and widespread is central to the story of English Canada’s origins, but here too the semi-official narrative projects onto history a large dose of contentious interpretation and dubious claims. ”6 In the colony of New Brunswick, the Loyalists far outnumbered the pre-war population and about 90 per cent of them were American-born. ”8 Winslow was no admirer of the republic being created to the south.

45 Recent immigrants in Canada have been better educated than new immigrants in the United States. In the United States, the wage gap between the two groups was 35 per cent. This is partly because the United States had a higher wage premium for higher education (wages of workers with higher education vs. those with high school education) than Canada, and the highly trained new US immigrants could take advantage of these relatively higher wages. It is also likely to create both social and political issues concerning immigration when only a bare majority of the American public thinks that immigrants are making a contribution to their society.

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