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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 08:06 PM

US thinktank ponders: how about annexing Canada, eh?

Vladimir Putin may have taken Crimea for Russia, but in Washington on Wednesday the talk was of US annexation of Canada – all 4m square miles of it.

That at least was the “thought experiment” conducted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, a prestigious DC thinktank, which hosted a debate featuring the author of a book advocating political union of the two North American neighbours.


Diane Francis, a conservative Canadian newspaper columnist with dual US citizenship, says her call for the “merger of the century” has been listened to more seriously south of the border where she claims to have received complimentary letters from Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush.


“In Canada, people are horrified,” admitted Francis, before discussing how its 13 provinces and territories could become US states – but why Quebec might instead choose to become a semi-independent commonwealth, “a bit like Puerto Rico”.

Read the rest here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/19/us-canada-merger-experiment-trade

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 08:30 PM

1. Oh wow. I posted that as a joke earlier....

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:06 PM

2. Sure, if the people of Canada vote "yes" on the issue ...

... slim chance of that, eh

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:16 PM

3. We already did,

when we gave Harper a majority government.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:22 PM

4. But do we have room left...

...on our phones for a "Press (blank) for Canadian" button?

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