Claire graduated from Waterloo, which is a big tech school here in Ontario. A lot of their graduates go on to work for companies like Microsoft or AOL. In fact, a friend of ours, Darren has been living in Seattle for a few years now, working for Microsoft, and going through the long process of getting a green card and citizenship. Of course, this is bad news for the ''dey're takin' ur jobs!'' people because he's been contributing nothing to America, aside from his intelligence, tax money, and a massive amount of cash.
So, good news for everyone! Microsoft is tired of getting jerked around over H1-B visas by a US Congress that wants to please the nation's provincials, and is setting up shop in Vancouver. Now all of the brilliant programmers who can't get admitted to the US can come work in Canada. It's good news for Daren because it's a lot easier. It's good news for those of us in Canada because we're getting some of the world's best and brightest moving here and enriching our culture, economy, and society. And it's good for the US because, hey, dey're not takin' yer jobs!!