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Twenty per cent of Canucks favor merging with U.S.

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Although one in five Canadians like the idea of being swallowed up by the U.S, don't expect it to h...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Although one in five Canadians like the idea of being swallowed up by the U.S, don’t expect it to happen anytime soon.

For the most part, Canadians were opposed to annexation, according to a recent survey which found that 76.5 per cent of Canadians have no desire to merge with our southern counterparts.

In Quebec, desire to unite with the U.S was strongest, while only 12 per cent of Albertans found the idea appealing.

Although annexation would make cross-border trucking a lot easier, Council of Canadians spokesperson Anil Naidoo says that hitching up with the U.S would be a costly mistake.

"If Canadians knew the facts of living under a very individualistic society, I think they would choose Canada in a heartbeat," Naidoo tells local media. "The vast majority of Canadians are much better off living in Canada than in the United States."


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