or Bullshit?

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 at  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 your Member of ParliamentPremiers and Prime Minister