Saturday, April 10, 2010

Who should we invite to join Canada?

While the leader of the Bloc travels across the country at our expense, it gave me an idea. What countries would be interested in joining Canada?

Many of us believe Canada is the best country in the world and the future will belong to us. What countries, states could we absorb as new provinces?

I included two photos, one from Greenland and the other from Iceland. Total population approximately is 370,000.


Both are relatively small population, close geographically, democratic governments, advanced education and standard of living. Given the financial difficulties and costs in these countries we could absorb them without too much disruption to Canada.

14 comments:

Dan Hassett said...

Why not Britain? We already share a monarch, and it would rescue the UK from the clutches of the EU's soviet inspired empire!

Rick Thomson said...

Don't we have enough of the cold white stuff as it is? I vote for Australia, or at least annexing some Caribbean island, maybe we could buy Baja California from the Mexicans.

CanadianSense said...

I did not exclude Britain for any specific reason. My thoughts were examining a small country that could benefit from joining Canada as a province without a large disruption economically or politically at either end.

Leeky Sweek said...

I like Rick's idea. We need to invite a Carribean nation to join.

Backseat Blogger said...

sure, i'd take those two!

but warmer is better. st vincent, belize in the caribean would be better!

CanadianSense said...

okay added a Poll on the right. Enjoy.

Simeon (Sam) George Drakich said...

No to the UK, we have enough socialists and Islamists.
Don't we already have an island or two in the tropics:Jamaica and Haiti.
We should ask Australia, as both our countries are lacking livable areas and are sparsely populated.They also drink beer.

redensign said...

Denmark is not going to give up Greenland. Especially not that they are part of the EU and Europe sees it as strategic.

CanadianSense said...

It would make sense the country must be independent. We can't invite a colony, incite a civil war. We could require an overwhelming consensus of 75% of the population to support becoming the newest province.

The_Iceman said...

I don't trust vikings...

Rick Thomson said...

The poll is ok, but I notice that Australia is missing. Perhaps we could trade Quebec to the Yanks for Hawaii, then we would have a convienient refueling stop on the way to South Western Canada.

I think we would have to come up with another name though as I doubt that the Aussies would be keen on that one. Matter of fact I think that coming up with a name that would be acceptable to both Canucks and Cobbers would be the biggest task.

Patrick Ross said...

Greenland is officially an autonomous country, but also officially within the Kingdom of Denmark.

Given our status as a Constitutional Monarchy, I don't think it's a workable arrangement.

CanadianSense said...

The list of countries is not based on 100% compliance. Both have very small population. proximity in Geography, standard of living were used to make a short list.

The recent financial meltdown put them on my shortlist. Denmark is spending $ 3-4 billion on an annual basis in Greenland.

Lynn said...

Turks and Caicos Islands applied to join Canada during the Mulroney era. Brian turned them down saying the 37,000 or so citizens would be a burden on our health care system.

Mulroney then proceeded to ramp up immigration levels from Asia and the Middle East to previously unheard of levels.

Turks/Caicos are just a few miles from the Bahamas, and I'd rather spend my Winter vacation on Canadian soil there, than in Iceland in January.

DMorris