I grew up Canada..... having lived there from age 9 through 30. My best definition of a Canadian is "Not American"
Even though he may look like one, act like one, spend $ like one, talk like one (except for "eh?" and "aboot") .... still, he will feel a bit superior. Why, you may ask? Because, he will explain, Canada had no Civil War, no (or very few) race riots, has universal health insurance, never invaded another country (except for St. Lucia, every winter!), and has tougher gun controls.
Now, to be serious .... I graduated from McGill in 1971, in Mechanical Engineering. If you get a chance, please write a few words about your experiences at McGill and Montreal. Do you live on campus, or in the "student ghetto"? I think it's a fine university, in fact, world class. In my opinin, you made the right choice.
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