Just for the record: I do not know of any Canadian who would exchange our health care system. Every citizen is insured and where we all receive free health care when we need it. Americans should know this. They are told a lot by the various media - but none of their media can ever explain why we stand by our system despite intense pressure from U.S. companies to change it, to privatize it. I think the same motivations inform our education system. There are, I think, lessons to be learned from this.