Baby, It's Cold Outside

by The Guy February 16th, 2007 

After being snowed in (Or was it plowed under?) and enduring windchill that makes it feel like -30 out there, I've decided I could either whine or wish.

I wish it were warmer, I whined.

Ensuing conversation… blah, blah, blah, warmer. Blah, blah, blah, Florida. Blah, blah, blah, passport. Blah, blah, blah, lazy.

And then the voice of God my boss intoned: Well, if we'd annexed Turks & Caicos you wouldn't have that problem. You could go somewhere warmer and still be in Canada.

Don't toy with me, I said suggested with a look. It's cold out and I haven't finished my coffee yet.

Seriously, he nodded. Go look it up. Ah, those four little words that mean you've already lost the argument.

Thing is, he was really, really, really right. And it's a conversation that's come up more than once. According to the CBC, the subject has been considered and seriously by both Canada and by Turks & Caico on no fewer than three occasions, in 1974, 1998 and 2003.

Then Canadian Alliance MP, now Conservative Party MP Peter Goldring said: "I think around 100 per cent of people (in Canada, and Turks and Caicos) like the idea…" and at the time (2003) he was drafting a motion to ask the government to look into the issue.

Rest assured, Mr. Goldring, 100% of this person likes the idea…

~ The (SEP) Guy

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