It's surpremely ironic that local politics, which has the highest degree of day-to-day impact to someone's life consistenly gets the least attention. Just look at the turnout for municipal elections everywhere.
There's a Quebec, Quebec, so why not?None of this will ever happen, but it's sort of fun to imagine. Also, wouldn't it be confusing to have both a city and a province named Toronto? I don't necessarily think we'd become one big city either, so you'd have Mississauga, Toronto, Canada. But would you not also have Toronto, Toronto, Canada? Maybe the Greater Golden Horseshoe should take another name?
I totally agree with you on this one! But for the federal party we might have to make that an Ontario Party that looks out for Ontario. Because in Federal elections its Ontario that kets skrewed and in Provincial elections its Toronto that gets skrewed!There's a very famous "New York, New York", and technically there is "Hong Kong, Hong Kong" so why not...
But what I think is more effective is if there is a Toronto provincial party and Toronto federal party (if it's somehow possible? i dunno..)
That way, we vote for the Toronto party that looks out for our GTA interests. If the other parties (conservatives, libs, etc.) want the GTA votes, they'll have to really work for it to get our votes and not just rely on the fact that "we'll have to vote for someone anyway" and basically as always, had no real benefiting choice in choosing voting parties at both fed and prov levels.
I agree. It appears every paper gets "Letter's to the Sun"...Judging from the commentary at the Globe, I think it's high time this idea get some serious thought:
Eastern Ontario isn't francophone. It does have a large francophone minority, the biggest mainly french-speaking town is Hawkesbury I think. I don't see any of Eastern or Northern Ontario wanting to join Quebec...or Quebec wanting them. I think Northern Ontario could easily be its own province, it's just that it would be one of the smaller, poorer provinces. It has ~800,000 people.^I think two provinces (aside from Toronto) would be likely but not three. If anything most of Northern Ontario and Eastern Ontario would just be the same province. And of course depending on the protection of minority language rights within a new province, I could see some of the more Franco-Ontarian areas of Eastern Ontario joining Quebec. Or it could be a SW Ontario/Northern Ontario province with a smaller Franco-Ontarian province that would include Ottawa and much of Eastern Ontario.
It is fun to speculate. I wouldn't count on it happening tommorow but in a decade or two who knows, a new cycle of constitutional chaos is about due.