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FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
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Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.

edited because I was too vague obviously.

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“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.


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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Also, these Canadian "Snow-Birds" have been abandoning their Condo's in Droves. They are being foreclosed on left and right.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Um okay there bub -
a) if you read this article, this law came into effect Jan.01. for Canadians visiting Florida.
b) Canadian are 100% responsible for most of your DUI's and wrecks? That doesn't even make any sense.

But whatever ... carry along with your rage fest sunshine.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


not true I have never needed one to travel to Florida they are only £5.50 so not the end of the world
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“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Prove it.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
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We need passports too to get in usa.. Should we tack on some gay license permit for you too? Not that i directly give a shit since bush made passports or enhanced drivers licenses mandatory i havent been on u.s soil and im in a border town...
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33832742


We need passports too to get in usa.. Should we tack on some gay license permit for you too? Not that i directly give a shit since bush made passports or enhanced drivers licenses mandatory i havent been on u.s soil and im in a border town...
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Sure why not?

I'm sure your Gestapo needs some shiny new toys, just like ours does.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]


Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.

edited because I was too vague obviously.
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Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.
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Here's my issue. My license is in ENGLISH. What exactly are they going to translate it into?

Better still - if you're in Canada you get your IDP through CAA, not the Govt.

CAA ...lol

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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

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Canadians keep Florida in business.
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“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Canadians keep Florida in business.
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Another great reason to stay home.

Don't support terrorist states.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Canadians keep Florida in business.
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B&G is an buffoon. An angry, dimwitted buffoon. I'm wondering if I should remove his posts.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33832742


We need passports too to get in usa.. Should we tack on some gay license permit for you too? Not that i directly give a shit since bush made passports or enhanced drivers licenses mandatory i havent been on u.s soil and im in a border town...
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We need the same passports or enhanced license to cross over to your soil, summer neighbor. How I miss the open trusting days when you could hop the Cape Vincent ferry or cross the bridge for an afternoon to go to Kingston or Upper Canada Village freely. How quickly the world has changed.
The two borders were so very interlinked.
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If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33832742


We need passports too to get in usa.. Should we tack on some gay license permit for you too? Not that i directly give a shit since bush made passports or enhanced drivers licenses mandatory i havent been on u.s soil and im in a border town...
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We need the same passports or enhanced license to cross over to your soil, summer neighbor. How I miss the open trusting days when you could hop the Cape Vincent ferry or cross the bridge for an afternoon to go to Kingston or Upper Canada Village freely. How quickly the world has changed.
The two borders were so very interlinked.
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Now we're living in a giant fucking prison.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
Does the US Govt; plan to do this with UK drivers ??
I hope not I love Florida been 3 times and plan to go again soon, we have no problem driving or understanding signposts or even driving on the wrong side of the road, llove the country the people the life style even the cops down there are great with tourists.

mmmmmmm money money money thats all its about
NOW WHAT...anyone got any good news for a change
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It is because Canadians don't know how to drive! Freaking rubberneckers!
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“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
 Quoting: article



More at link -
[link to www.thestar.com]

Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
 Quoting: amachiavellian


bsflag


You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

 Quoting: biscuits and gravy


Canadians keep Florida in business.
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BS because people from all over the world come here in the winter and the canucks are only a small percent of the people that are here.
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My solution: Stay out of that crime infested turd world state.

Problem solved.

What they are really trying to say is that they don't want us around anymore, so be it. There are tons of other states that would love to have us, and our money.
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I can't believe that someone from Canada would even visit Florida. I've been to both Canada and Florida. I'll take that Canadien fishing any day over Florida.
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Canadian visitors spent $2.7 billion while in the state in 2009. Although representing a decline from a peak of $3.1 billion in 2008, this figure is nearly twice the amount spent in 2003. Total Canadian spending in the state registered a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% from 2003 to 2009. Furthermore, 2010 spending is forecast to have leapt up to historical record levels of $3.5bn, or a 29% jump over 2009.
[link to www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca]

Yikes, we spend an awful lot of money in Florida.

Forecast Economic Impact of Canadian Tourism in Florida 2010
Direct Employment 43,000
Total Employment 62,780
Direct Taxes $195 million
Total Tax Impact $700 million

Doesn't seem like such small potatoes now, does it?

Maybe we should take our money elsewhere.

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I can't believe that someone from Canada would even visit Florida. I've been to both Canada and Florida. I'll take that Canadien fishing any day over Florida.
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The only fishing we are currently doing is ice fishing.

Spend a winter or two here and you will understand why we escape during the winter months.
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Canadians are great neighbors . Ignore all the rude comments.
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I can't believe that someone from Canada would even visit Florida. I've been to both Canada and Florida. I'll take that Canadien fishing any day over Florida.
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The only fishing we are currently doing is ice fishing.

Spend a winter or two here and you will understand why we escape during the winter months.
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We once saw snow in August on Lake Timaggamee (spelling?). Huge lake and we were in canoes. Huge flakes started coming down so we stopped and started a bon fire and had lunch. That snow lasted for an hour and then was gone....
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Does the US Govt; plan to do this with UK drivers ??
I hope not I love Florida been 3 times and plan to go again soon, we have no problem driving or understanding signposts or even driving on the wrong side of the road, llove the country the people the life style even the cops down there are great with tourists.

mmmmmmm money money money thats all its about
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yes costs £5.50
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If I have to get a stupid farkin $135!!!!! passport to go to Montreal for the weekend, you need to get one of those farkin things.

Share the farkin joy, kid.

It's all abouts da MONEY!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33832742


We need passports too to get in usa.. Should we tack on some gay license permit for you too? Not that i directly give a shit since bush made passports or enhanced drivers licenses mandatory i havent been on u.s soil and im in a border town...
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well now, there are some good things that come from this requirement afterall.

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Good cuz the foreign tourists always seem lost and cause horrible accidents
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I wonder what the penalty is. Seize your vehicle, old sparky?

You can bet it will be something archaic and just another cash grab.
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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
“We realize that tourists will be an unintended side effect of this new law,” said Kathy Torian of Visit Florida, who just got the heads-up from “the folks” at the state highway department. “We’re trying to help spread the word to the tourism community around the world as well as our own industry in Florida.”

Millions of international visitors drive in Florida each year, and state legislators thought the international driving permit — a standardized document that translates the licence details into 10 different languages — would help law officers interpret foreign licences.

The new law applies to any non-resident, including all those Canadians getting ready for March break.
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Unfriggin real. I suppose I can somewhat understand if you're from a country where your drivers license is not in English - but otherwise - no I do not understand the point. Well. other than that I am certain there is a "fee" for it.
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You must never travel, Everybody World Wide who drives needs the exact same document.

Florida get's "Loaded" with drunken canadian drivers every year.... We call them "Snow-Birds" and the Canadians are 100% responsible for most of our DUI's and wrecks during snow-bird season.

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^^^^. This. ^^^^

Canadians are the worst drivers next to Michigans drivers in Florida.
Canadians spend most of their time on this side of the border thawing out. They should be equally required to meet regulations just the same as citizens here, since they reside here longer than in their own country. They also have more mooslimbs per capita than the states do, making it easy for them to hide under Canadian citizenry, while spending more time on this side. International permit, so what. Better yet, strip them of driving here altogether, tired of over paying insurance rates due to their shitty driving !

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Re: FLORIDA now REQUIRES all Canadian drivers carry an INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT
I can't believe that someone from Canada would even visit Florida. I've been to both Canada and Florida. I'll take that Canadien fishing any day over Florida.
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The only fishing we are currently doing is ice fishing.

Spend a winter or two here and you will understand why we escape during the winter months.
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We once saw snow in August on Lake Timaggamee (spelling?). Huge lake and we were in canoes. Huge flakes started coming down so we stopped and started a bon fire and had lunch. That snow lasted for an hour and then was gone....
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The Lake Temagami area is gorgeous.
I have spent much time in Northern Ontario, one of my favorite places.
It is so serene and peaceful.
No better place to become one with nature.

A mini snow flurry happens in August, not unusual as we can get mini blizzards at any time of year.
Many times I have seen snow on or past my birthday, which falls in late May.
But it doesn't last long and it's gone as soon as it hits the ground.

As to all you tourist haters, with the amount we Canucks add to your economy each year, you are very lucky to have us.

I was offered a free 3 month stay in Florida this winter.
I turned it down because of all the negative crap you guys on glp have posted regarding snowbirds.

I stayed home and spent my money here instead and will take my vaca in Canada or if I go the US I will head to Cali, where they appreciate our money.
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