Canada is by American
standards a socialist country which means that there is universal health care
and unemployment insurance. These social
safety nets cost money. The result is
that the standard of living is not as high, however the quality of life for
most people is higher. Attempts to make
direct comparisons between salaries in the US and salaries in Canada are
deceptive. Although Canadian currency is
also based on "a dollar,” each dollar represents a different set of social
choices - different, not necessarily better.
On the contrary, the creamy layer among the same segment is enjoying special privileges in the name of reservation and political factions are supporting them for vote banks. Reservation is no doubt good, as far as it is a method of appropriate positive discrimination for the benefit of the downtrodden and economically backward Sections o, the society but when it tends to harm the society and ensures privileges for some at the cost of others for narrow political ends, as it is in the present form, it should be done away with, as soon possible.