Canadian Medicine Can Be Free.

Half of this Canadian Propaganda Commercial is about a child freezing to death! Canada!

This one depicts a town that has too many sick people and not enough space to save them, right? So they all work together to make a hospital that provides its services for free. That’s nice. Although this Heritage Minute has none of the extreme quotability that I love for things for, it is about one of my favorite things about Canada, the free healthcare. That’s important in a country where kids freeze to death on a regular basis.

I also like the two guys who point out that since they’re the best builders in town, they can build a hospital. Of this, I approve. These aren’t two guys saying “we can build this hospital cheaper than anyone else in town,” because that would be insane. Who would want to live in a society where hospitals, or anything for that matter, was built by the people who can do it the cheapest? But anyway, I think I’m going to try to turn “We built the best barn, so we’ll build the hospital!” into something I can work into discussions. Hey, if I can fit “Oh Sire, until the end of time” into everyday conversation on a regular basis, I can do this.

But because that quote is not yet at the forefront of our culture, I can only give this one Three out of Six Pieces of PDR’s Reviewing System Cake. It’s a rare case where I actually like the thing the Heritage Minute is about more than I like the Heritage Minute itself.

  1. These things are always fun. It’s cool seeing commercials from my past. I noticed they have been playing the anti drinking commericial where they dude gets drunk and wakes up with a huge heart/teddy bear tatoo with the name cheryl on his back while his friend is talking on his answering machine saying “You’re the man cool guy”. Wow there is some memories of silly things.

  2. Canadian Medicine Can Be Free

    No, it can’t, but the costs can be camouflaged through taxation. And I’m glad you realize that the Heritage Moments are essentially Triumph of the Will, Canadian-style.

    That said, don’t think I’m hating. I’m quite fond of some of them.

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