Originally Posted by batgirl2good
I have a question about welfare or something like it. Is there a welfare in Canada?
A friend of mine who lives in the USA says that in Canada, no one ever lockes their doors, for the people are all so honest, and if someone should come to your home and steal something, they are happy to give it to you, for they feel that you need it.
She says there is NO trash in Canada....no one ever litters.
I cannot believe the part about no one locking doors.
sorry...that is a funny bit about the welfare question.
Canada is a highly socialist country compared to the USA.
We have a large social and health safety net with many resources for the disadvantaged etc..(again, compared to the US)...
So, to answer your question...yes, there is welfare here
I think the piece about locking your doors is bunk.
Again, it all depends on where you live.
If you live in the rural US or rural Canada, you may not lock your doors as you know all your neighbours..I think its likely similiar that if you live in a densely populated urban area, you would be crazy NOT to lock your doors.
I live in a densely populated downtown of a city with a high crime rate so while if running to the store across the street, I might not lock my doors, I would definitely do so if going out for any period of time.
In other words, around here, you don't lock your bikes up outside, you bring them in...My BF can't leave anything of value (not even change) in his van or it WILL get broken into...
I have at least 3 crackheads asking me for change on my way out the door to work so its obvious that property crime is always going to be a real issue in the inner city.
But when my mother lived in the suburbs, she wouldn't lock her doors all the time if taking a short trip out..Its all relative to where you live I should think.