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Call It the ‘Great Wealthy North’ — Canadians Are Richer Than Americans

When President Obama’s healthcare law was upheld by the Supreme Court, some infuriated people had a rather amusing response: they vowed to move to Canada, a country where socialized medicine is the law of the land.

But it’s perhaps thanks to that and other “socialist” policies that Canadians are now richer than Americans.

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Watch Announcement of New Bridge to Canada

Governor Rick Snyder and Lt. Governor Brian Calley will join with Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper today to announce a new bridge crossing the Detroit River.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan will bear none of the cost of the new international crossing, but receive all the benefits. Calley told the Free Press "this really is a no-brainer. This is the type of project which gives us the ability to have our cake and eat it too."

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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How Much Do Americans Love Canada?

According to a new Gallup poll, United States citizens truly love our neighbors to the north — in fact, in the company’s annual favorability ratings, 96 percent of Americans said they have a generally favorable view of Canada, while only three percent view it unfavorably.

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Cost Stops Many Canadians from Filling Prescriptions

One in ten Canadians says they cannot afford to adhere to their prescription medication, according to a report from researchers at University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

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Canadian MP Plays Air-Guitar During House of Commons Session [VIDEO]

Canadian Member of Parliament Graham Evans was caught on camera playing a little air-guitar in the House of Commons as Canada's Defense Secretary was presenting a speech on military cuts.

Evans denies strumming on an imaginary axe, and instead claims he was  "just tapping" his fingers on a rolled up program.  Read on to judge for yourself.

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