Wednesday, March 31, 2004

T&C: Another socialist paradise?

Who needs this? The socialist and terrorist-loving Canadians want to have their very own Caribbean island. Does Canada need a vacation paradise or a way to get rid of the terrorists in her midst? Whatever, the Caribbean needs no more socialism than we already have.

After failed attempts in the 1970s and 1980s to breathe life into the idea of a union between Canada and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean, the proposal is back, and this time it's supported by determined politicians and business people in both countries.

"In the long term, what is so absolutely vital for Canada is to expand our sphere of influence," says Conservative MP Peter Goldring, a driving force behind the Turks and Caicos movement.

"We had a sphere of influence in the Caribbean 100 years ago. Canada was a major shipper and transporter to the Caribbean from the Maritime provinces. We have lost that direct Maritime link with the Caribbean."

Goldring has organized an all-party committee of Parliamentarians as well as a group of business leaders to lay the groundwork for a possible union between Canada and the Caribbean Island.

"I'd like it to be the 11th province," Goldring says.

"It would be a Canadian province at the gateway to the Caribbean."

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