I really came within a hair of moving to Canada in the mid 70's. I loved it there, even though the generation of Canadians above me, who would be in their 80's now, seemed to hate Americans so much. I once had 3 Canadian guys jump me on the street and start wailing on me, calling me a gearbox. You would be familiar with that term Beth. I don't think they liked the idea that a skinny little bunch of American musicians in eye makeup and glam rock clothing were doing their sisters and girlfriends
Seriously, I loved Canada but it was just TOO cold for me.