A trop­i­cal re­sponse to Don­ald Trump

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

Here’s a won­der­fully trop­i­cal idea for an asym­met­ric re­sponse to Don­ald Trump’s trade war: Par­lia­ment should fol­low through on decades of talk about Turks and Caicos join­ing Canada.

Con­sider that some­where around half a mil­lion Cana­di­ans spend their win­ters in Florida. There could be a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact if some of those Cana­dian Snow­birds could find palm trees and sun­shine while stay­ing on new Cana­dian soil, spend­ing Cana­dian dol­lars in Canada.

And imag­ine the eco­nomic op­por­tu­nity for the 30,000 Turks and Caicos res­i­dents with fel­low-Cana­di­ans as long-term tourists. Cana­dian Club would taste pretty good in a fruity drink with an um­brella while you sit on a beach in Turks and Caicos in the mid­dle of a Cana­dian win­ter.

Ver­non Ben­nett Durham, N.C.

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