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Old 11-23-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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By the way, I was just joking about my posting. I am an American 100% and would never want the Great Lakes to split off. Just an interesting thread to start...sort of a response to all those Texans who want to form their own country. However, I do wish that the entire Great Lakes Basin was in one state.
One state? The "Great Lakes basin" is not 100% American. Why not one province, under the constitution of Canada?

You may find this a silly idea, and I don't blame you. But I would hope that you (and most posters to this thread) realize that the Great Lakes are shared between Canada and the US. International treaties support that arrangement. How do you suppose Canadian authorities would react to the views expressed in this thread? Likely with arms.

I would suggest that you consult with your federal government and the government of Canada before you, in Michigan, decide what is to be done with the Great Lakes.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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Ontario and Quebec are not part of the one state I was talking about. So don't worry, your Maple leaf flag will remain flying mighty high in Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto. Just worry about the quebecois separatists consulting with the government of Canada for a real and actual desire to secede.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Quebec and Ontario form a part of the Great Lakes basin. Numerous rivers and other watercourses make their way through Quebec and Ontario to supply the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.

So if they're not part of the one state you were talking about, then what does this mean:

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... I do wish that the entire Great Lakes Basin was in one state.
Emphasis added by me.

Given your statements, I'm unsure whether you mean that "the entire Great Lakes basin should be in one state," or "The American part of the Great Lakes basin should be in one state." Which is it?
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