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The idea of BC joining the US is, well, just horrible. we gain all there dept and a whole bunch of other cons like no free health care etc. Also if bc joined canada they would become a peaceful country and wthey wouldnt be under any threat from other countries.d
Tyler McElroy |
01/16/2012 at 01:44 PM
Personally, I think the idea of BC joining the United States is a horrible idea. There are many pros to being Canadian such as having free health care, and the somewhat stable economy. If we became a part of the US then we would not only have to change our currency, but also take on their huge debt. Also, we already have good transportation with the rest of Canada, a very good military and are a generally peaceful country.
Lindsay Corbould |
01/16/2012 at 01:31 PM
I think it would be a bad idea to leave Canada to either join the U.S or try to be an independent nation. Canada has a better health care and we already have our own allegiance with the Canadian government. The good thing that would come from America is, we would likely have a bigger selling market and a stronger military. Staying with Canada is better because we already have free health care and we seem to be more at peace with the rest of the world than America.
derek chin |
01/15/2012 at 11:54 PM
BC joining USA would be a bad idea because here in Canada we have free health care while in the states it is something they are slowly trying to provide. So if we joined, our health care system would get messed up. If BC was on its own, the economy would most likely not be stable and the government would have to add more taxes. Either way, I think people would rather move to a different province just to stay a proud Canadian then staying with BC.
01/15/2012 at 10:00 PM
British Colombian's joining the U.S would not be the best idea. There're clearly some pros to stay with Canada and some clear cons to go with the U.S for example like the health care that we have know is free, but if we join the U.S, it would be a lot more different. The idea of British Columbia going independent is something I absolutely disagree on. There would be so many cons of that such as economy may not be stable, and get more taxed on because our government cannot support it,and maybe even becoming enemies with Canada because we just left because we're selfish.
Tony Xia |
01/15/2012 at 09:38 PM
I think it would be stupid for B.C. to join the U.S. the arguments does bring up a few good things like pay less tariffs, bigger selling market, possibly of lowering price of good but to think of the bad thing that would come with joining the U.S. Like in the U.S. you cant have duel citizenship you can only be an American. The heath care wouldn't be as good as it is here in Canada. He says that we would have more money but if you look at the debt they have tones of debt. For all the negative things that are about staying with Canada I think there are allot more good things that is why we should stay with Canada.
ryan clark |
01/15/2012 at 08:17 PM
Quite frankly, I believe that the idea of British Columbia joining the United State of America is ludicrous. I disagree with the greater majority of R. Gordon Brosseuk's letter and believe that BC should stay, forever and always, a part of Canadian Confederation. While there are a few good things that would arise if BC joined US, such as cheaper prices on clothes and gas, the good things about staying Canada outweigh those. For example, in Canada we have a better health-care system and as of now, our country, on a whole, is more peaceful than the US. Canada also has a lower unemeployment rate and stabler economy. For the reasons above, I think it would be a better idea if we just stayed connected to Canada than change all of alliances and loyalities to meet the American requirements.
Cassidy K |
01/15/2012 at 06:00 PM
brutish Columbia leaving Canadian Confederation would be a very bad idea because we would have to be at war with a lot of country's and have to pay for medical but the up side of being with the us is every thing is cheaper like food, gas, and cloths. If BC did change every would be cheaper but we would be in wars with everyone and we would have not have to have a passport when we go to Washington.
chad leith |
01/15/2012 at 04:50 PM
This article just seems to me to be rather ridiculous. All of the downsides are about belonging in Canadian Confederation when there are in my opinion and in the opinion of many others there are way more downsides to joining the US. Sure many essentials in the US like food and clothing are a lot cheaper than in Canada but they also have a greater unemployment rate. The financial difficulties in the US are a lot more severe than in Canada so joining them would put us at a greater risk. The medical finances in the US are a lot more difficult to obtain when in Canada medical is for the most part free. Leaving Canada sounds a lot easier than it would be, there would an outrageous amount of rioting and protesting and in he end people would leave BC for other provinces just to stay proudly Canadian.
Emily Pearen :) |
01/15/2012 at 02:57 PM
The Idea of joining the U.S. is preposterous. What R. Gordon Brosseuk argues is that he seems to be complaining a lot about how Canada Tax's British Columbia and how poor we are. To me that doesn't seem much of an argument because he just complains of taxes of Ottawa, but what he doesn't say is proof or the benefits of being a Canadian. He talks about working together with the U.S. and "Together we would have a greener grass". He considers BC to "Work with the U.S." but we are already working with Canada. There is absolutely no benefits to joining the U.S. at all. Canada is safe, secure and is in no obligation to fight or cheat other people. To me the US is more violent, they have made many enemies with other countries, they are in huge money debt, and compared to Canada, BC stands a higher chance of staying with Canada. Why? Because Canada is now known as a "Peace" Country and there are way fewer problems to be whining about then in the US. R. Gordon Brosseuk arguments are like a child, it doesn't stand out. All i see is complaints and a bunch of whining. But in Conclusion, there is defiantly more benefits then being with Canada then being with the U.S.
01/14/2012 at 03:18 PM
The idea to leave Canadian Confederation and to either remain independent or become a US state is silly to me. We have been Canadian, and will always be. I don't think things will change for the better if we become part of the US, because they have the same problems as we do. And if we were independent, it would be a heck of a lot more difficult, with more taxes and worse health care.
Rebecca R |
01/13/2012 at 07:20 PM
Breaking out of the Canadian Nation will have Pros and Cons. But I do not agree with the fact that we should become an independent nation at all. It will make things harder for us such as trading, travelling etc... Us British Columbians' do have problems though in our province such as high taxes, high prices and all that problems that we have. We are also very far from other major cities in Canada and we are closer to both Portland, OR and Seattle, WA than Edmonton, AB or Calgary, AB. I though disagree that we should become a nation with the American's because the american's have too much to handle right now and it would NOT** bring us any better. Personally we need to live with what we have, We have a much better nation then most of the others out there.
Ahmad Diabmarzouk- Proper Copy |
01/13/2012 at 05:12 PM
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