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Yes 58 69.05%
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Old Posted Feb 4, 2019, 7:04 PM
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It's a lovely spot. I've never been in winter but it's bustling in summer.

Can't imagine they'd join Canada. They are exceptionally proud of being proper French. Not having a stat holiday for Bastille Day alone would be a dealbreaker, let alone Canadian work hour and vacation norms, etc.
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It's a lovely spot. I've never been in winter but it's bustling in summer.

Can't imagine they'd join Canada. They are exceptionally proud of being proper French. Not having a stat holiday for Bastille Day alone would be a dealbreaker, let alone Canadian work hour and vacation norms, etc.
Perhaps most importantly: Paris would never, ever give them up.
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the place has absolutely nothing to do with Canada. Seems like Canadian colonialism.
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Perhaps most importantly: Paris would never, ever give them up.
I've always found it interesting how much more willing and eager the Brits are to give up their vestiges of empire than the French. The only exception to this is likely Gibraltar.

As far as the Turks & Caicos are concerned, I imagine all that Canada would have to do is ask Westminster nicely and they would be ours!
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It would be nice to first set up a special arrangement where Turks and Caicos accept Canadian currency and no customs clearance to enter. After that, I'd imagine Air Canada and/or WestJet would set up regular flights. Wouldn't require a Constitutional amendment.

Once that happens then maybe let them join the Canadian Confederation.
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Not sure Turks and Caicos would want to join this dysfunctional confederation if we asked them.
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This conversation always comes up in Canada every decade or so just like the perennial discussion of whether London should change it`s name to the Forest City.

It's always during the dead of winter as well.
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We've already got Anticosti Island!

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It's also nice for national unity to have a spot Canadians from coast to coast can go for holidays, that all the major airports connect to.
Hardly anyone from west of Winnipeg would go there... Arizona, California, Mexico and Hawaii are firmly entrenched as the go-to sun destinations for Western Canadians. I don't see what would be so compelling about T&C so as to get people to change their habits.
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Cockburn Town would immediately become the best provincial capital name.
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If the people of the Islands democratically express an interest to join Canada, I would reciprocate such interest and set up a commission to study the matter and work with the Islands to incorporate them into the Canadian federation. I think starting off as a territory and transitioning into provincehood makes sense given their current population.
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I voted a strong NO. There is no benefit to Canada and all you need to go there is a passport. There are so many Canadians there that many of the establishments actually accept CDN$ as well as US.

It would be a stepping stone for boat refugees from impoverished countries especially Haiti and we see how well that/s working out in Europe. I would be open to the Bermuda as it is more isolated so refugees would not be an issue and is much closer to home.
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This conversation always comes up in Canada every decade or so just like the perennial discussion of whether London should change it`s name to the Forest City.

Even if the T&C pleaded to join and Canadians wanted it to it will NEVER happen. Ottawa knows that if they allowed T&C in, Canada will become the next Italy, Spain, or Greece...……...a foot in the door for would-be boat refugees and especially from impoverished Haiti.

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I voted a strong NO. There is no benefit to Canada and all you need to go there is a passport. There are so many Canadians there that many of the establishments actually accept CDN$ as well as US.

It would be a stepping stone for boat refugees from impoverished countries especially Haiti and we see how well that/s working out in Europe. I would be open to the Bermuda as it is more isolated so refugees would not be an issue and is much closer to home.
Whelp there you have it: ssiguy has stated not once, but twice that his distaste of scary black refugees to be the major sticking point for confederation with a Caribbean island.

Time to pack it in boys!
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Whelp there you have it: ssiguy has stated not once, but twice that his distaste of scary black refugees to be the major sticking point for confederation with a Caribbean island.

Time to pack it in boys!
That isn't what he said, so stop twisting words around. Plus it's a legitimate and valid concern that many others share.
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Whelp there you have it: ssiguy has stated not once, but twice that his distaste of scary black refugees to be the major sticking point for confederation with a Caribbean island.

Time to pack it in boys!
Is this really how we debate now?
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Creating a new province or territory would require constitutional amendment. That is a Pandora's box that very few have an appetite for opening. Therefore this will likely never happen.
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One of my wife's old bosses is an entrepreneur, and she did the books for him. Of all things, He once owned a sawmill in Russia as well as a movie theatre in Turks and Caicos .He got fleeced by the local government..He basically had the movie theatre stolen from him..I don't know all the specifics, but I met my wife's former boss, and he's a solid, honest dude..I believed him when he told me that it was corrupt as hell and at all levels over there. My wife and I had this very same discussion maybe a year ago, and she vehemently said no we shouldn't let them join Canada!
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I've always found it interesting how much more willing and eager the Brits are to give up their vestiges of empire than the French.
Argentina once thought that.
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