I better start by saying that
Canada is one of the best countries in the world and as a Canadian I
love Canada and most Canadians are friendly, happy people who love Canada
too! But here is the problem. Canada is divided into ten
provinces and three territories.
We have a population of about 36
million and the second largest land mass in the world. We even have the
world's longest coastline. Each Province is a distinct area with an
elected government. a Premier, Ministers and a tax and medical system.
Each Province has their own medical system and each has their own
drivers licenses and sales taxes and fees for services and rules and
regulations. So where is the bullshit you say?
Here is the problem. In Canada we
have several cities with populations greater than many of our Provinces
and we also have Provinces with a small fraction of the population of
other Provinces. As an example the city of Mississauga in Ontario is
just about the same population as the Province of New Brunswick and it
is larger in population than PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, NWT,
Nunavut and the Yukon. Another example is Toronto and the GTA which is
larger in population than most Canadian Provinces. So we
have an incredibly stupid system of organizing Canada that is knee deep
in bullshit and we have been doing it for the last 150 years.
Why on earth do some of our very
small Provinces have Premiers and a separate government and huge
expenses when they are smaller in population than several Canadian
cities? Stepping out of Canada for a moment the USA has 50 states
but one of them - California has a larger population than the entire
country of Canada. They just have one system of elected government
to run that state and they seem to be doing it very well. In
Canada with less population than California we have ten systems of
provincial government and an additional three systems for our three
territories. Dumb and extremely expensive. And in 2017 Canada has
over 1.5 trillion dollars in federal and provincial debt so clearly we
are not managing our trillions of dollars of natural and renewable
resources very well..
So here is one solution.
Merge our ten provinces and three territories into four provinces each
with approximately 10 million people. Simple. Billions of dollars would
be saved each year and we would have a much more efficient method of
managing Canada. Will our Provinces support this idea? Absolutely
not because that would mean that thousands of elected officials and
government employees presently being paid billions of dollars each year
would lose their jobs. So will the bullshit continue for another
150 years? Probably.
If you would like to learn more
about how silly it is in Canada in certain areas then check out our book
Yes we have one of the best countries in the world to live in but we
also have a few very large problems to solve or some day the good times
will be over.
If like me you have concerns
about the Provincial organization in Canada and the terrible expenses
required to maintain it then please write
of Parliament, Premiers and