Let’s invite Scotland to join Canada

Let’s invite Scotland to join Canada.

The time to act is now. The Scots aren’t happy with the Rest of Britain. They aren’t happy politically with Britain’s shift to the right. They aren’t happy with Brexit, and with being piped out of a multinational alliance they don’t wish to leave.

The Scots want to hold a second referendum on independence, but they’re hitting a brick wall.

Time to extend an invitation. Would the Scots consider becoming a province of Canada? With a population of 5.3 million, Scotland would become our third largest province, after Ontario (13.9 million) and Quebec (8.3 million).

Canada’s federal system of government already accommodates one officially “distinct nation.” We could easily welcome a second.

These days, distance is no barrier. Scotland is closer to Canada (2085 miles) than Hawaii is to California (2471 miles).  And culturally? Well, I’ve already made that case in How the Scots Invented Canada and Celtic Lightning.  Yes, you can see where this is going: first we invite Scotland, then we call for Ireland. Is anybody with me?


  1. The Furry Gnome on February 1, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    I'm with you! Great idea!

  2. Kerri O'Donnell, Falkirk on February 1, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Aye, well up for that! 🙂

  3. Ian on February 1, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Yes! Think of the sudden increase in the variety of Scotch at the LCBO.

    The only problem of course, would be naming. Would Scotch become Canadian Whisky? The confusion would be a major stumbling block. Ken, you'll have to come up with a solution to this before the merger becomes viable.

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