What in the world: Dying Greece, Karzai's bluff and US-Canadian union

A spectator waves Canadian and American flags before a meeting between US President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. Welcome your new US-Canadian overlords

A roundup of commentary on and around the world...


A dying population


Its own worst enemy


From enemy to ally

North Korea

Camps of horror


Calling Karzai's bluff


Privatization is coming to the energy sector


Heroism after the typhoon is a matter of choice


Multinational food destroying Italian jobs

Saudi Arabia

Beating school bullies

One more thing...

A United States of Canada?



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    Comment number 1.

    What an appalling thought for Canada: a union US! Canadians are egalitarian, fundamentally liberal and tolerant with a non-profit national health care service that is the envy of the world at 9% of GDP. The US is the antithesis of Canada: racist, jingoist, homophobic, divisive, anti-unions, driven by greed, government gridlocked by special interests, etc. 'Distance' from the US is the best course.

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    Comment number 2.

    Why on earth would a prosperous and successful Canada (the soundest economy in the G20) want to merge with that basket case south of the border. 48 million living on food stamps, major cities and States going bankrupt and drowning in a sea of debt and..

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    Comment number 4.

    Don't worry, as a Canadian I can tell you that any serious effort to 'merge' Canada and the US would be met with huge disdain if not outright revolution by Canadians. We have no desire whatsoever to be swallowed by the US.

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    Comment number 6.

    Little question that water is high on the list as US miscreants are pumping the water-table dry close to the lakes on their side. Pollution has always been an issue: lake St Clair to Lake Ontario, and the Ohio valley acid rain. The mother load of course: the Alberta tar sands with the Keystone nonsense. Again, distance is the only solution and while no quid pro quo, a passport for US entry works.

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    Comment number 5.

    The only thing the US wants is the massive natural resources that Canada has. They mainly want our oil, and our water (for California), and if this was to happen our life style would change dramatically for the worst. We would loss our health care system and the many caring institutions would eventually disappear. There are many things we need to change in Canada but not to US standards.


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