We Canadians do pay high taxes (it’s even high in he Netherlands but they have even more awesome stuff because of it)
But we have “free” health care and other no charge services and programs and yes sometimes they get cancelled due to lack of gov funding but there is no ATM machine at the receptionist’s emerge desk.
And that makes me very happy.
Also, I noticed that American hockey teams are sponsored by hospitals…. Canadian teams DONATE TO HOSPITALS…..
I hope someday this changes in the U.S.