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Diane Francisí plan to merge Canada and the United States has many, many problems
National Post ^ | September 28, 2013 | Jonathan Kay

Posted on 09/28/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by rickmichaels

Veteran National Post columnist Diane Francis has written 10 books. Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country is easily her most ambitious.

Perhaps a little too ambitious, many readers might conclude.

It is also, in a way, her most personal. As an American-born dual citizen, Ms. Francis writes passionately about the many historical and cultural ties that bind her ancestral and adopted countries. Merger of the Century makes the case for erasing the formal distinction between the two entirely. “After all, we’re both melting-pot societies,” she says. So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the world’s biggest pot?

Postmedia NewsDiane Francis: “If Canada is going to be the target of a creeping takeover from a big player, we may as well manage the process.” But Merger of the Century is not just a stew of touchy-feely geopolitical metaphors: Ms. Francis is a business writer, and her book is full of numbers.

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KEYWORDS: globalists; northcom; nwo
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1 posted on 09/28/2013 7:39:36 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Even if it could be done I see a major issue with no solution, what do you do with Quebec?


2 posted on 09/28/2013 7:42:44 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rickmichaels

Democrats would love it, GOP would not pick up many votes


3 posted on 09/28/2013 7:43:50 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Mastador1

The world’s largest theme park - French World.


4 posted on 09/28/2013 7:44:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: rickmichaels

I don’t want to have to deal with the Quebecois any more than the Canucks do.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 7:44:45 PM PDT by FAA
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To: Mastador1

As a state, Quebec would be responsible for its own affairs.


6 posted on 09/28/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Mastador1
thank you... my first thought
7 posted on 09/28/2013 7:46:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mastador1
Quebec could be traded to France? And they could take their bilingual stuff with them
8 posted on 09/28/2013 7:46:27 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Mastador1

Same thing you with the US Senate.


9 posted on 09/28/2013 7:46:42 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: rickmichaels
Best part right here:

Also, to ensure continuity with our hallowed universal-health-care ideals, we Canadians would be provided with “fraud-proof health cards, valid anywhere in the 50 states, 10 provinces or three territories. Americans would not be entitled to this benefit.”

I mean, that's just adorable in so many ways. I have strong doubts as to whether this woman can be trusted with scissors.

10 posted on 09/28/2013 7:48:05 PM PDT by MWS
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To: quantim

And add selling back Detroit to the French.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Mastador1

NFL to 3 downs, I like that


12 posted on 09/28/2013 7:48:48 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Mastador1
Cut 'em loose, and merge with the rest! One fact not often cited by our Fifth Column - I mean Lame-stream Media, is that the Americans who fled to Canada during the Vietnam War were outnumbered by a factor of three by Canadians who came South to volunteer for service in our Armed Forces during that era.

I respect that.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 09/28/2013 7:49:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Ma<center> <table backgrines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: rickmichaels

The US should give Quebec New England and New York State and take Alberta and the Yukon in return.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 7:49:24 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Friendofgeorge

Before fleeing to America, I was Conservative Party in BC. canadians are inherently anti-American (here comes the canuck morons who will shout me down again) and that’s what we’ve been taught in school and they have a really bad image of the GOP, thanks to the MSM. The daily rags are far, far worse than your local liberal daily.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 7:51:16 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mastador1

16 posted on 09/28/2013 7:52:48 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: max americana

I know of what you speak!


17 posted on 09/28/2013 7:52:58 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Paladin2

>>The US should give Quebec New England and New York State and take Alberta and the Yukon in return.

Let’s give Canada all the Great Lakes states and New England. We’ll take the four western provinces and the territories in return. Then, we give California to Mexico.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 7:54:53 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: rickmichaels

19 posted on 09/28/2013 7:56:28 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: rickmichaels

Here’s a better Idea: Canada and the U.S. become THREE nations. Quebec establishes independence. The U.S. conservative states merge with the Canadian western provinces. Ontario and the U.S. northeastern states merge into a third country. Everybody’s happy!


20 posted on 09/28/2013 7:57:32 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Please, no misunderstandings, I have great respect for Canadians and their support of America, but Quebec......


21 posted on 09/28/2013 7:57:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: quantim
"And add selling back Detroit to the French."

No. It's a gift.

22 posted on 09/28/2013 7:58:53 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: rickmichaels

She’s way behind george bush and the other globalists


23 posted on 09/28/2013 7:59:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rickmichaels

As Canada becomes more economically free, and America becomes less so, I’d like Canada to remain a distinct country so I have a place where I can escape in a few years.


24 posted on 09/28/2013 8:02:32 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

I’d move to the Lake Louise area in a heartbeat if I could.


25 posted on 09/28/2013 8:03:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rickmichaels
If Canada and the USA merged ABSOLUTELY nothing would change.
I visited the Maritime Provinces in Canada a few weeks ago...USA redux.
26 posted on 09/28/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: FAA
Quebec would cave if Canada joined the union.
They would be overwhelmed by our T.V., coca-cola and Hawaii. No one in the world would notice...even most of the Canadians...and none of US folks. Harhar.
27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:06:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: max americana
What she says:

So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the world’s biggest pot?

What she means:

So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the world’s biggest toilet?

28 posted on 09/28/2013 8:06:49 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

LOVE your graphic map.


29 posted on 09/28/2013 8:07:22 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: rickmichaels

wait I just thought of another problem, if we merged we would have nowhere to send Jim Carrey back to!


30 posted on 09/28/2013 8:08:17 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rickmichaels
If Canada and the US became one country, the USA would have 35 million more white folks.

Ooops, almost forgot--and MUCH better hockey teams.

31 posted on 09/28/2013 8:08:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: rickmichaels

The Canadians will never, ever go for that.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 8:08:53 PM PDT by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Mastador1
Jim Carrey

He's a pimp.

THANK you Vito Corleone!

33 posted on 09/28/2013 8:09:54 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I’m told that Canadian football is a technically better game and more enjoyable to watch.


34 posted on 09/28/2013 8:12:46 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30
I’m told that Canadian football is a technically better game and more enjoyable to watch.

I can't tell the difference. I was told that the differences were there, but only really noticed by a REAL football fan, USA and Canada.

Besides, who cares? :o)

35 posted on 09/28/2013 8:15:12 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Bryanw92
We're getting somewhere.

As long as Vancouver and environs are transferred to China, I'm down with the revisions to The Plan.

36 posted on 09/28/2013 8:15:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rickmichaels; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

37 posted on 09/28/2013 8:15:57 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: cloudmountain

It’s a Good Thing that Pro football takes place on Sundays to limit the number of skiers in line at the lifts.


38 posted on 09/28/2013 8:16:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Mastador1; Bender2
I don'new. What dooo you dooo wit Key-beck?

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.
I sleep all night and I work all day.
I cut down trees. I wear high heels,
Suspendies, and a bra.
I wish I'd been a girlie,
Just like my dear Papa.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.
He sleeps all night and he works all day.

39 posted on 09/28/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Mastador1

Merge it with Louisiana?


40 posted on 09/28/2013 8:17:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mastador1

Indeed! Precisely why I say cut them loose.


41 posted on 09/28/2013 8:17:21 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Ma<center> <table backgrines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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42 posted on 09/28/2013 8:18:56 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: Jonty30

I do find it more interesting myself. IMO the aspects that make it most interesting are the rouge (missed field goal is a live ball) and the 20-second play clock.


43 posted on 09/28/2013 8:21:53 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I like the Cuber Part.


44 posted on 09/28/2013 8:28:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rickmichaels

Give the blue states to Canada. One big socialist healthcare paradise until the money runs out.


45 posted on 09/28/2013 8:37:10 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: Paladin2

What kind of impact would this plan have on the availability and price of real maple syrup?


46 posted on 09/28/2013 8:40:35 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: rickmichaels

Canaduh? Eh?

America says FK nohh.


47 posted on 09/28/2013 8:40:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Grimmy
I don't know, but some time recently I vaguely remember suggesting that Vermont cut down all of its Sugar Maples to avoid some sort of gov't overreach.

Doesn't that stuff keep? I have but a few decades to go and could easily lay in a lifetime supply.

48 posted on 09/28/2013 8:46:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: rickmichaels

No that I think of it, Canada just seems uninteresting.

I mean, except for Whistler I can’t think of a reason to go.

I’d rather go to Mexico and points south of there.

Canada doesn’t have anything that America already has on a much bigger scale.

Not putting Canada down but, you should at least have a holiday we celebrate in America or a really nice national anthem that is stirring.

All your best entertainers leave and come to America.

Your politicians come to to America for medical care.

I will say you have something we’d like which is your oil. Alas our monkey rained representatives have deemed it best you sell to China.

I think we shouldn’t merge so much as you wouldbbe acquired in a hostile take over but, that would ruin our stars and stripes.

Yuh ain’t worth that, it or anything else.

Yer nice enough people but, you stay on your side of the border and we’ll come visit occasionally.


49 posted on 09/28/2013 8:48:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: rickmichaels

If that happens, expect the game of Curling to become as popular as Soccer. Watching Curling on TV was baffling and amusing. A broom sweeps a flat round dick over the ice, sort of like hockey, but faster and different rules. It think Curling is from the Scots.


50 posted on 09/28/2013 8:51:49 PM PDT by lee martell
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