I renounced my U.S. citizenship a few years ago and, at the time, was somewhat ambivalent about it.
Well I am now very grateful I did.
Since Canada got rid of Stephen Harper and Toronto got rid of Rob Ford (RIP), Canada, at least in this area, has a renewed sense of optimism. There is a greater sense of empathy, openness and tolerance, qualities Canada has always been known for, though we didn't live up to expectations and seemed to be moving in the opposite direction.
Yay to LGBTQ rights! Yay to strict gun laws! Yay to access to abortion! Yay to universal health care!