Clarence wrote: Gallowshumour wrote:
AmongLions wrote:Hey people,
If you don't mind my asking, why have you decided to leave Ontario?
I'm in Quebec right now, but I was looking to move to Ontario sometime this year.
Gallows. hydro is extremely expensive here, taxes going up, province in worse shape financially then California, lib leaning populace...
lots of bush, water and game if you go far enough so that's a plus.
i would think hard on moving. if your known or can fit in to a new area easily, great, but sticking out like a sore thumb is something that needs to be factored in.
I can understand you wanting away from the leftists, they're not my cup of tea, either, but you don't hold out some hope for a Conservative government coming in?
The problem with the east coast is that it seems to be locked in a long-term, depressed economic state. While Ontario is in a lot of debt, it does have the capability of bringing itself back. I might be wrong, but i don't see Nova Scotia being a "have" province any time soon.
As for taxes, I think Nova Scotia's sales tax is two points higher than Ontario's (15% vs 13%), and Nova Scotia's lowest income tax rate is over 3 points higher than Ontario's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_taxes_in_Canada
Maybe you'd be better off moving to a part of Ontario more closely aligned to your political beliefs (so you can at least get along with your neighbours), but don't throw yourself out of the pan and into the fire. While looking for places to move to in Ontario, I always look at the voting history of the area. Those that elect conservatives more often than not land on my list of places to look at.