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Old 05-26-2014, 01:45 PM
 
Location: YVR - YYJ - YOW
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Not saying that this is remotely close to happening, but it seems like it's been attempted before. I assume the uneducated masses (including myself) would pretty much be all for it - I haven't read up on all the implications but it sure sounds nice to have easy access to a Caribbean island to escape how damn cold it is in the winter. What does everyone else think?

‘Canada needs a Hawaii’: Conservative MP pushing for Turks and Caicos to become 11th province as island’s premier visits Ottawa | National Post
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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Been discussed here before, more than once actually, but here's the most recent discussion about it: Turks and Caicos: 11th Province

Personally I feel that any suggestion of annexation is an insult and smacks of hostility and delusions of domination. If Turks & Caicos becomes interested in joining Canada, which at this time they are not, I would welcome it but only if T&C was willingly joining at their own request.

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Old 05-26-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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Bermuda would be closer.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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Bermuda would be closer.
St. Pierre et Miquelon and Greenland are even closer.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Yes, this " issue " has a cyclical life to it. It usually pops up in the middle of winter, but with the Premier of the T&C's visiting Ottawa, it's made a Spring appearance.

As Zoiste, said, ONLY if the T&C wanted to. Currently there are a British Territory, so I'm not sure what advantages they would get from Canada compared to the status quo.

The " Canada Needs a Hawaii " quote bugs the heck out of me. We don't NEED a tropical island. Canadians travel quite freely to many, including Hawaii. Sure it would be nice not to exchange money etc, but NEED?
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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St. Pierre et Miquelon and Greenland are even closer.
It would take some serious abuses of logic to construe them as being similar to Hawaii though. Plus they're the equals of Parisians as far as France goes. Bermuda is more or less still a colony no matter what its official title these days is.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:30 PM
 
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St. Pierre et Miquelon and Greenland are even closer.
I thought we wanted a Hawaii, not another Yellow Knife.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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Yes, this " issue " has a cyclical life to it. It usually pops up in the middle of winter, but with the Premier of the T&C's visiting Ottawa, it's made a Spring appearance.

As Zoiste, said, ONLY if the T&C wanted to. Currently there are a British Territory, so I'm not sure what advantages they would get from Canada compared to the status quo.

The " Canada Needs a Hawaii " quote bugs the heck out of me. We don't NEED a tropical island. Canadians travel quite freely to many, including Hawaii. Sure it would be nice not to exchange money etc, but NEED?
I thought it was the T&C who approached Canada for such a merger and Canada turned it down?

I agree Canada doesn't necessarily needs a Hawaii, but it would be nice to have. Plenty of Canadians might want to move there for good or work there, instead of just visiting. There is a difference here.

Also, T&C is so tiny. It won't be Canada's Hawaii. Actually being as big as the city of Toronto it is 2% of Hawaii's size.
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Old 05-26-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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I haven't read up on all the implications but it sure sounds nice to have easy access to a Caribbean island to escape how damn cold it is in the winter. What does everyone else think?
How hard is access to the place now?I'm thinking its no harder to jump on a plane and go there as it is to go to any other island in the area. Other than being able to move there with no immigration complexities what benefits are there to it being another Canadian Province..
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:19 PM
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If we give them full Canadian citizenship, full voting rights and they make it clear that this is what they want through a referendum of some sort, then yes I'd be all for it.
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