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Life in Canada

Americans as Non-Immigrants - Bruce Bolin

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Otherwise I think everything was at least as good in Canada. For me I was almost like a non-immigrant in many respects. As a child I visited Canada so I knew it was right across the border. Even when my grandmother gave me the money to buy a car, I shopped around and found the best price was in Windsor. So we bought my car in Windsor rather than Detroit because of the exchange and such it was a better price. It was a British car so that had something to do with it. Canada was foreign but not that foreign to me. I knew the culture was similar, I knew across the border people wouldn’t necessarily realize I was American unless I told them (laughs).

Oral History 16.03.03BB with Bruce Bolin
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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