Today, after some conversations with friends I looked up the population of Canada. 35 million. All that land and only 35 million people (+/- 1 million). But all the same that is about the population of New York’s metropolitan area plus the population of Los Angeles’ metropolitan area. When issues of crime and law are considered population issues need to be brought into account. The population of Canada and the population of California might be about equivalent.
So when we think about things like what work socially for a society (such as socialized medicine) and what does not, as far as the impact of population and the scalability of numbers the excuse that “well it works in Canada” should be understood as if it is somehow equivalent to say “well it works in California”.