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Top Ten Reasons To Live In...

You need to know quite a bit about Canadians to appreciate these...

So I love these, and I thought I'd make a separate page for each one, but that's too many.
I need to find the top ten for each of the territories, then it'll be complete.
If anyone has them, email me please :)

Also, I started out with only a few of these from emails. I got the rest from Bacon Magazine.
Because I wanted to complete the collection ;) Thanks guys!

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In British Columbia

  1. Weed
  2. Vancouver: 1.5 million people and two bridges
  3. The local hero is a pot-smoking snowboarder
  4. The local wine doesn't taste like malt vinegar
  5. Your $400,000 Vancouver home is 5 hours from downtown
  6. A university with a nude beach
  7. You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations
  8. If a cop pulls you over, just offer them some of your hash
  9. There's always some sort of deforestation protest going on
  10. Cannabis

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Alberta

  1. Big Rock
  2. Preston Manning
  3. Tax is 7 percent instead of approx. 200 percent
  4. Stuff
  5. Flames vs. Oilers
  6. Stamps vs. Eskies
  7. You can exploit almost any natural resource you can think of
  8. Eventually, it will be your town's turn to ban VLT's
  9. The Americans below you are all in anti-government militia groups
  10. You can attempt to murder your rich oil tycoon husband and get away with it

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Saskatchewan

  1. You never run out of wheat
  2. Those cool Saskatchewan Wheat Pool hats
  3. Cruise control takes on a whole new meaning
  4. The province is really easy to draw
  5. You never have to worry about roll-back if you have a standard car
  6. It takes you two weeks to walk to your neighbour's house
  7. YOUR Roughriders survived
  8. You can watch the dog run away from home for hours
  9. People will assume you live on a farm
  10. Buying a huge John Deere mower makes sense

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Manitoba

  1. You wake up one morning to find you suddenly have beachfront property
  2. Amusing town names like "Flin Flon" and "Winnipeg"
  3. All your local bands make it big and move to Toronto
  4. The only province to ever violently rebel against the federal government
  5. Hundreds of huge, horribly frigid lakes
  6. Nothing compares to a wicked Winnipeg winter
  7. You don't need a car, just take the canoe to work
  8. You can be an Easterner or a Westerner depending on your mood
  9. Because of your license plate, you are still "friendly" even when you cut someone off
  10. Pass the time watching trucks and barns float by

The Top Ten Reasons To Live In Ontario

  1. You live in the center of the universe
  2. Your $400,000 Toronto home is actually a dump
  3. You and you alone decide who will win the federal election
  4. There's no such thing as an Ontario Separatist
  5. Your grandparents sold booze to the States during Prohibition
  6. Lots of tourists come to Toronto because it's a cool city
  7. The only province with hard-core American-style crime
  8. MuchMusic's Speaker's Corner - rant and rave on national TV for a dollar
  9. Baseball fans park on your front lawn and pee on the side of your house
  10. That Tower thingy

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Quebec

  1. Everybody assumes you're an asshole
  2. Racism is socially acceptable
  3. The only province to ever kidnap federal politicians
  4. You can take bets with your friends on which English
    neighbour will move out next
  5. Other provinces basically bribe you to stay in Canada
  6. The FLQ
  7. Your hockey team has kicked more ass than anyone
  8. The province with the oldest, nastiest hookers
  9. NON-smokers are the outcasts
  10. You can blame all your problems on the "Anglo bastards"

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In New Brunswick

  1. You are sandwiched between French assholes and drunken
    Celtic fiddlers
  2. One way or another, the government gets 98 percent of your income
  3. You're poor, but not as poor as the Newfies
  4. When listing the provinces, everyone forgets to mention yours
  5. The economy is based on fish, cows, and ferrying Ontario motorists to Boston
  6. No one ever blames anything on New Brunswick
  7. You have French people, but they don't want to kill you
  8. Everybody has a Grandfather who runs a lighthouse
  9. Just as charming as Maine, but with more unemployed fishermen
  10. You probably live in a small seaside cottage with no television

The Top 10 Reasons To Live On Prince Edward Island

  1. Even though more people live on Vancouver Island, you still got the big-ass bridge
  2. You can walk across the province in half an hour
  3. You were probably once an extra on "Road to Avonlea"
  4. This is where all those tiny red potatoes come from
  5. The economy is based on fish, potatoes, and CBC TV shows
  6. Tourists arrive, see the "Anne of Green Gables" house, then promptly leave
  7. You can drive across the the province in two minutes
  8. It doesn't matter to you if Quebec separates
  9. You don't share a border with the Americans, or with anyone for that matter
  10. You can confuse ships by turning your porch lights on and off at night

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Nova Scotia

  1. The only place in North America to get bombed in the war... by a moron who set a munitions ship on fire
  2. Your province is shaped like male genitalia
  3. Everyone is a fiddle player
  4. If someone asks if you're a Newfie, you are allowed to kick their ass
  5. The local hero is an insane, fiddle playing, sexual pervert
  6. The province that produced Rita MacNeil, the world's largest land mammal
  7. You are the reason Anne Murray makes money
  8. You can pretend you have Scottish heritage as an excuse to wear a kilt
  9. The economy is based on fish, lobster, and fiddle music
  10. Even though it smells like dead sea animals, Halifax is considered Canada's most beautiful city

The Top 10 Reasons To Live In Newfoundland

  1. The poorest, stupidest, drunkest province in Confederation
  2. If Quebec separates, you will float off to sea
  3. In the rare case when someone moves to the Rock, you can make them kiss a dead cod
  4. The economy is based on fish, seafood, and fish-related products
  5. If you do something stupid, you have a built-in excuse
  6. You understand the meaning of Great Big Sea's lyrics
  7. The work day is about two hours long
  8. You are credited with many great inventions, like the solar-powered flashlight and the screen door for submarines
  9. If someone asks if you're from Nova Scotia, you are allowed to kick their ass
  10. It is socially acceptable to wear your hip waders on your wedding day


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 22nd, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
Real funny stuff, love it, but as an Anglo from Qc (who's been to all Provinces and lived in 5 so far) your Quebec top 10 is pretty weak and general. Obviously written by someone who's never or barely even been to the place. Your loss. It's actually awesome, it's easily the party capital of Canada, food is amazing, and the people are actually nice (though we do admit our Gov't is F'd up). Hey, nobody's perfect! (Sorry Ontarians ;)
P.S. You forgot important details such as: The birth place of the Canadian National Anthem (French were proud to be Canadians 100 or so years before rest of Canada), first Parliament in Quebec city, more Prime Ministers than any other province except perhaps ON, etc, etc, etc. Maybe if people recognized these details or even knew them, instead of the garbage spewed by the media always focusing on the bad aspect of La belle province, more QCers would want to stay part of this great confederacy.
Jun. 22nd, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome
I think you missed the point that this post is a joke and is more of a satirical look at ALL the provinces than anything else. It makes fun of all of them. That's the point of this post - not to actually list the best thing about each of the provinces, but to make fun of each of them. They each have their things for which they are best known, and you are very right that it's sad that Quebec is better known for wanting to leave Canada, than for many of its amazing other qualities. ALL of the provinces have really amazing qualities... Canada is a truly beautiful and unique country. THIS post, however, isn't about each of the provinces amazing qualities... it's about their stereotypical qualities.

Some of them aren't the greatest though, so if you think you can write a better list about Quebec's top 10 stereotypical qualities - things for which it is best known, feel free to list them. I may even post them ;)
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