Skip to comments.Diane Francisí plan to merge Canada and the United States has many, many problems
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, were both melting-pot societies, she says. So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the worlds 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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Even if it could be done I see a major issue with no solution, what do you do with Quebec?
Democrats would love it, GOP would not pick up many votes
The world’s largest theme park - French World.
I don’t want to have to deal with the Quebecois any more than the Canucks do.
As a state, Quebec would be responsible for its own affairs.
Same thing you with the US Senate.
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.
And add selling back Detroit to the French.
NFL to 3 downs, I like that
The US should give Quebec New England and New York State and take Alberta and the Yukon in return.
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.
I know of what you speak!
>>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.
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!
Please, no misunderstandings, I have great respect for Canadians and their support of America, but Quebec......
No. It's a gift.
She’s way behind george bush and the other globalists
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.
I’d move to the Lake Louise area in a heartbeat if I could.
So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the worlds biggest pot?
What she means:
So why not turn the whole continent north of the Rio Grande into the worlds biggest toilet?
LOVE your graphic map.
wait I just thought of another problem, if we merged we would have nowhere to send Jim Carrey back to!
Ooops, almost forgot--and MUCH better hockey teams.
The Canadians will never, ever go for that.
He's a pimp.
THANK you Vito Corleone!
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)
As long as Vancouver and environs are transferred to China, I'm down with the revisions to The Plan.
It’s a Good Thing that Pro football takes place on Sundays to limit the number of skiers in line at the lifts.
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.
Merge it with Louisiana?
Indeed! Precisely why I say cut them loose.
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.
I like the Cuber Part.
Give the blue states to Canada. One big socialist healthcare paradise until the money runs out.
What kind of impact would this plan have on the availability and price of real maple syrup?
America says FK nohh.
Doesn't that stuff keep? I have but a few decades to go and could easily lay in a lifetime supply.
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.
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.
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