Do you think Canada should become the 51st state of America?
I'm Canadian and I think it would benefit all of us if we became American. I mean we are already are anyway. Most of the businesses in Canada are American. We mostly watch American movies (seriously, think back and can you think of any Canadian movies you've watched; ya, I can't, either). Our so-called culture is pretty much American. And we do virtually everything they tell us to do.
So, why not join America. There's no shame in admitting that we are all practically American anyway.
The only way in hell you're Canadian is if you're ragingly ignorant of US culture.
I live near the border. I see both cultures. I can't see how anyone would want to give up Canada for the US.
Wouldn't each of your provinces want to maintain its individual "statehood"?
We only want Montreal, that way I won't need a passport for the strip bars.
Do we have to take Quebec? I love those crazy Quebecois but my guess they would rather go it alone. The Maritimes would have to agree to be one state, but the others could be individual states. The real problem to becoming states is that with the exception of Alberta, the other provinces would probably elect Democratic senators which means the Republicans would never agree to annexing. Canada is far more liberal than the U.S. Look at how the NDP and the Liberals poll in national elections, somewhere over 60%. Stephen Harper is PM only because you guys can't get your act together, and he is nowhere as conservative as the average Tea Party/Republican politician.
OP is neither Canadian or successful at trolling.
OP should get out of his mother's basement occasionally, the fumes from the HVAC have finally taken their toll.
OP is an American who can no longer cross the border because of a narcotics arrest.
We aren't fooled.
Canada has a lot that is better, but what we don't have is an intellectual city (aside from Montreal which is divided by language).
Virtually every city in Canada is intellectual compared to those in the US.
Ok, we'll take Montreal and give Canada their pick of any two major midwestern cities EXCEPT for Chicago.
Really OP? Despite outward appearances the two countries are really nothing alike.
So do you think Germany and Austria should merge? They both speak the same language and watch a lot of the same TV shows and films.
Or perhaps Belgium should become a province of France?
We should use it for generating nuclear power, storing,nuclear waste and storing all garbage.
OP is either a troll or a retard. I don't know ANY Canadian that would want Canada to become part of the US
I'd love an endless supply of giving and painfully decent Canadian bottoms, I'm all for it!
I'm not Canadian, but if there were ever a merger to be made, I would hope we in the US would opt to become Canadian. We've pretty much worn out the American and United States thing.
There are more than a few countries which emulate the U.S.A. They watch our tv programs, movies, listen to our music. And they're still not satisfied with their own cultures? Ha! Ha!
Look what the U.S.A. pop culture producers are doing to Alaska. That's what's going to happen to Canada if the U.S. invades it. You will see your beloved country become overpopulated, and your precious natural resources plundered.
You are obviously not a proud Canadian!
Well, we could certainly use the storage space.
I dream of the day I can leave America as it has become a country of the stupidest and most greedy people on the face of the earth. Why on earth would Canadians want to become part of this piece of shit country, for what...to have no health care.
Canada is full of idiots. Honestly, they're slow. Don't get me wrong, they're nice, but they're slightly retarded.
OMG, R13. Marry me! I totally did not see your post...
What do you look like, R25? I do have standards.
No, not Canada. If the Eurosceptics get their way and the UK breaks from the EU, the US should annex Britain and divide it into four states -- England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. We can invite Ireland, and if they accept, they can only be admitted if they reunite with NI and form one Ireland. The Queen, alas, would have to be banished if she refuses to relinquish the crown.
I think we should shut the border, build a huge wall across the country, and throw Justin Bieber over the wall.
I think the western people would want their capital at San Francisco, and the middle people at Mexico City (far away from most of them). The problem is the east. I'd recommend Montreal.
OP apparently has no need of healthcare.
Hush you mouth OP. My favorite film is The Sweet Hereafter. And Last Night is in my top 30.
I would love it if we were to merge. The only thing which keeps me from moving full time to my house in eastern BC is the tax situation. So I spend my summers there and rent it the rest of the year. I LOVE Canada and Canadians.
R26, I'm sure if we had our wedding photo in the Times, there would be multiple threads started about twins getting married ;)
The Province of Alberta already has claims on the 51st state title.
The rest of Canada would have to be the 52nd state.
Quebec is going back to France.
Nova Scotia is going back to England.
British Columbia is already Hong Kong in all but name.
I am from California and I would like to see Canada as 52 state. (51 is reserved for PR).
That would help a lot for both of us. One army, one currency, one state etc.
United States of America!
there would be so many more bottoms added to the country. Interesting...
I would love it. I'm sick of smug Canadians. Thankfully I live in a border city and can get to the US where I'm not shafted and overpaying for absolutely everything.
I'd rather have Canada than Mexico.
Well, since fleeing the border to Canada is my plan in the event of a fascist Tea Party coupe... I'll say no...
Could we adopt your national anthem? It's prettier than ours. I guess tht would mean we'd all have to become Canadian then. Never mind.
I do like the Canadian anthem better
Canada's national debt is $596 billion while the USA's is $17.6 trillion. Most likely, over the next decade, we're going to go through another financial mess because what we're doing now isn't sustainable.
Stick with being your own country. You don't want to be part of this hot mess.
They've already designed 51-state flags.
Cuba is the most likely topic.
The problem with adding states is trying to figure out which way they will vote.
I would prefer Canada allowing the US to become part of Canada. This would finally get us into the commonwealth so I could move to Australia a lot easier.
No, I do not think Canada should be the 51st state. One of the great charms of Canada is that it's not the U.S.
I think we should do it like the DJIA; keep the number constant at 50, but drop and add as needed.
So, drop Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and Florida.
Invite Puerto Rico, Ontario, British Columbia, and Sonora.
Why bother, OP? We already have Minnesota and the Dakotas. Pretty much the same thing.
No way, the drag on the average IQ and the economy would put us on par with Vietnam.
We should drop the USA thing and start calling ourselves Columbia. Nobody could hate us anymore because everybody would be confused as to whether we were talking about Colombia or Columbia.
I can't for one minute believe this was written by a real Canadian. Good grief, the most important thing those people have is that they aren't us.
Will someone start a thread about Smurfs?? I don't wanna pay the 18 dollars.
Are you Stephen Harper, OP?
Well 51 through 60 for the provinces to become states (though Newfoundland/Labrador and Prince Edward Is. have less people than Wyoming). Newfoundland/Lab. is still above 1/2 a million, so that should be fine, but Prince Edward has less people than even Guam, meaning it would probably be absorbed into the nearest province (New Brunswick).
They'll keep the same status for the three Canadian Territories, since all have lower populations than any U.S. Territory.
9 new States (1 being New Brunswick/Prince Edward combined) plus 3 new territories would be interesting, but of course it won't happen.
said no canadian ever.
Why would you want to fuck up Canada that way?
What I do wish is that I could become a Canadian citizen. I've grown to be disgusted with this country. Unfortunately for health and financial reasons I can't move to Canada or even out of my neighborhood but if I could I would, Canada, Italy, France or Germany or one of the Nordic countries.
The right wing/baggers and Republican lites posing as Democrats have made me really hate the country I used to love and be proud to belong to.
It think it's a great idea!
What if we just re-distributed to states/provinces etc and create two new countries.
"Liberal Amerada": British Colombia, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, New Brunswick, NH, NJ, NM, NY, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, OH, Ontario, OR, Prince Ed. Is, PA, Quebec, RI, VT, WA, WI,
"Conservative Canica": AL, Alberta, AK, AR, ID, KS, KY, Manitoba, MS, MT, NE, ND, NS, OK, Saskatchewan, SC, SD, TN, UT, WV, WY
Up in the air, probably divide it up: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana (If just for New Orleans), Missouri, North Carolina, Northwest Terr., Nunavut, Nevada, Texas (to save Austin), Virginia, Yukon
The West Coast can be French baby!
Unfortunately Mexico is going to become the 51st state. Or the entire south west. Thanks plutocrats.
First of the District of Columbia ought to be the 51st state, New Columbia. Puerto Rico and perhaps the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa to follow into the Union
I listen to the CBC almost every day. The CBC covers American news has much as NPR, CNN, NBC, CBS or ABC.
Canadians know who John Kerry and Mitch McConnell are. Would an American know the difference between Stephen Harper and Harper Lee? Justin Trudeau and Justin Timberlake?