But not to avoid a war.
globeandmail.com: American brains are Canada's gain: "Libby MacCarthy had never been to Canada when she applied to Dalhousie University at the suggestion of a friend. After a campus visit during a cold snap in April, the Maine native was still undecided about the merits of a Canadian education.
But when the offer from her top U.S. choice arrived without a promise of financial aid, the annual $25,000 (U.S.) difference in cost made up her mind.
'Canadian universities are like hidden gems,' said the 21-year-old, who starts her fourth year in Halifax in September. 'A lot of them are Ivy League-quality schools and they are just a lot less expensive.'"