Every time I come to the states an American asks me if I live in an igloo. I have never even seen one in real life. Or they think that we drive dogsleds from point A to point B. I have never seen one in real life but only on television. With this misconceptions American fail to realize that Canada looks much like the States but or cultures are somewhat different. People immigrate to Canada they don't conform to a melting pot they stay on a mosaic. That means that the immigrants keep their culture and don't leave on the plane when they step into the country. In Canada the city and other areas are much cleaner than the states. We as Canadians have stricter bylaws to enforce a cleaner environment. .
In some retrospect Canada is the same as America. New York City is like Toronto. NYC may have a larger population but we both have people coming to live in our cities from all over the world. There are more than 90 different ethnic groups in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and over one million non-English or French speaking people. The top six are European (997,180), East and Southeast Asian (488,350), British (457,990), Canadian (311,965), South Asian (291,520) and Caribbean (167,295). The percentage of people immigrating to Toronto moved from 40% in 1997 to over 50% in 2001 and it is still climbing. .
I have notice that Canadian much bigger and more expensive vehicles. The reason we drive these vehicles is because have this bylaw that was implemented a few years again. The bylaw says that every vehicle has to go get a emission test done every 2 years. If the vehicle does no pass the test you will have to get rid of your vehicle and geta new or used one that is safe for the environment. My cousin came up to visit me last year and she said that we drive really nice automobiles. She also said that many Americans drive many old rugged vehicles. The bylaw helps clean up the environment and atmosphere.