There are no days off for the people of Twitter. No matter the time or topic, these folks never cease to amaze us with their outrageous takes, hard-to-answer questions and “philosophical” advice. Today in, what could just be the debate of the year, Twitter-literates are taking on something so controversial that for one of the first times ever, we’re afraid to even share our opinion. Which province is the Florida of Canada?
The whole thing started when an American Epidemiologist and Health Economist named Eric Feigl-Ding called BC the Florida of Canada in a tweet regarding COVID responses. After that, well, Canadians had their opinions.
Now, we’re sure all of you are already aware, but just so we’re all on the same page, this is by no means a complimentary award. Florida is certainly not all beaches and yachts, and while it’s got tons of wonderful people and places, in the world of the internet it’s primarily known for bizarre news stories and wild people doing unthinkable things.
For example… open another tab right now. Go to Google, type in your birth month and date, followed by “Florida man.” We’ll wait…
Now, with your findings in mind, please enjoy or strongly disagree with what the people of Twitter had to say.
18 hours after my Quebec shaming tweet … mask mandate now imposed in all elementary schools!!!
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 25, 2021
I am offended by this. Saskatchewan has worked hard to claim the title of Florida of Canada. What an embarrassing erasure of effort. We have: ✅ climate change denial ✅ animals in restaurants ✅ camouflage as casual wear What do we have to do to be noticed as a province! — Deanna Ogle (@winter_coat) February 25, 2021
So to get this straight: Alberta- Texas of Canada BC- California of Canada Quebec- Florida of Canada Ontario- New York of Canada? — Harsh (@singhHJ39) February 25, 2021
If Ontario isn’t the Florida of Canada ✋ — Aliyah (@aliyaham20) February 25, 2021
The Florida of Canada is spelled, A l b e r t a. — kristina (@mudkri) February 25, 2021
you can’t say “the florida of canada” and mean anything other than Alberta, I don’t care who you think you are. — Oona O Shea (@OonaOShea) February 25, 2021
Canadian provinces Simplified ⬇️ California of Canada: British Columbia Texas of Canada: Alberta Kansas of Canada: Saskatchewan Northern Minnesota: Manitoba New York of Canada: Ontario Florida of Canada: Quebec New England: Pretty much all the Atlantic Provinces — ON (@thejournal12) February 25, 2021
Seeing Florida of Canada trending and wondering why I’m not seeing Manitoba mentioned more? — Bytown Blayne (@bytownblayne) February 25, 2021
Is it bad that I clicked on “the Florida of Canada” thinking ‘oh great what did Alberta do this time?’ — katrina (@penguinslikcake) February 25, 2021
Quebec is the Florida of Canada and Montreal is the Miami — Nyomi NJ ✨ (@Nyomi_NJ) February 25, 2021
WHY ARE PEOPLE ARGUING OVER WHAT PROVINCE IS THE FLORIDA OF CANADA. IT IS OBVIOUSLY ONTARIO. — shreya⁷ (@cryingabtjongho) February 25, 2021
Wow, Hot takes.
In all seriousness, though, we sincerely believe that no province will ever be able to truly out-Florida, Florida – but what do you guys think?
Do you think Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC, Quebec, Ontario or somewhere else comes close? Let us know in the comments what province you think is THE Florida of Canada.