I’m not a hawk nor do I want the US military getting its nose into all the far corners of the globe. But it’s easy for Canada to have more money to spend on things like infrastructure when their big, friendly neighbor to the south takes care of defense for them. Never mind that immigrant Americans aren’t swarming up to Canada in droves putting a huge stress on local economies. Canada has a much smaller population in general whereas America is a massive, behemoth of a country where economies of scale may not work as easily as they do for countries with a much smaller number of people to take care of.
Additionally, I’ve been to parts of Vancouver that looked like bombs hit it. Despite the fact that most of Vancouver is extremely nice and modern, it’s not all that way.
Highest HIV rates in North America – in a slum in Canada.