Alan: I was born in 1947.
I was raised in Rochester, New York, where I lived for the first 18 years of my life.
In 1965, I began undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto.
A massive milestone in my political formation was the realization that it was always -- ALWAYS -- immeasurably easier for me to "get into Canada" than to get back to my own country.
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I am an American citizen and proud graduate of the University of Toronto where I received world-class education at the same steeply subsidized cost as Canadian citizens.
While a Toronto undergraduate from 1965 - 1970, I received free healthcare.
My five years in Canada taught me the difference between Civilization and Barbarism.