Hey there sweets!
I agree with much of what you say, but when you look at the options available, Canadian citizenship is still better than the easier options.
one option we are looking into - is selling out our real estate in Canada and living in a MH park for 6 months and a day. That satisfies the residency requirements for health care and pension.
The other 6 months less a day would be travelling, (winter). We met a couple who retired 6 years ago and are doing that. If you pick a cheap country to rent an apartment and live in for the winter, ( Dominican Republic, Mexico, Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, San Andreas Island), you can live cheaper than your CPP cheques. Your savings and investments continue to grow, untouched until you settle down.
The education preferences piss me off too. Queue jumping should not be permitted.
I also hate to see the begging that goes on outside the LCBO and grocery stores but we do have a safety net that ensures people will not starve. Many, ( most) of the ones I have seen begging have been smokers, or tattoo aficionados, or non-conformists who refuse to work for the pittances being paid for unskilled labour. We all don’t deserve $40, 000 p.a. to start. Work your way up. Nobody is owed a good life. A life, yes, but to get something out you must put something in. Life is not fair - get used to it.
We’ve got it good here, the envy of the rest of the world.