Creepy article at the Globe about eliminating the Canada-US border. The fallacies are numerous, yet it’s a fascinating issue. Dissolving a country for economic reasons seems greedy and shallow at best, but nationalism alone may not be a good enough reason to maintain statehood. The defence of a culture, on the other hand, is an issue too often overlooked in this sort of analysis, primarily because culture is treated as just another industry. It is not.
Other problems with this article: North America and Europe are not analagous, until Europe contains only Germany, Ireland and Algeria. Free Trade has not been the glorious money party Fagan seems to think it is. “The threats to the two of us are shared” – no they aren’t. “A customs union could mean that Canada has to ban trade with Cuba” – why in the world would we accept this?