Unemployment Rate (2006)
Canada has a 1.4 times higher unemployment rate.
That's for 2006 though. With the current "situation" we weren't hit quite as hard so to say. I think we hover around 8.3 and you guys are somewhere over 10...but those are from memory so they could be wrong.
The problem with freeloaders in our system has nothing to do with health care. Our problem is our EI system. Some of the less educated younger generation has fallen into the habit of working for 6 months and then exploiting EI to sit around and collect EI benefits for 6 months.