Apr 16th, 2011
Who says I'm trying to hurt Quebec?
I've used tough love on my sons, does that mean I was trying to hurt them?
How is granting Quebec total freedom to form and direct their own currency irrational?
Now as for allowing Quebec to adopt its own currency, should it be stupid enough to do so,then no, it's not something worth fighting over. That said, seeing that Queebc would likely suffer far more than we would from a split in our currencies, we could bite the bullet much easier than Quebec could until it realises its folly and comes back to share a currency with us, assuming it doesn't have some other plan (adopt the US dollar, the euro, or some other shared currency?).
Should Quebec go that route, then for our own benefit, we'd probably want to look at our own currency base too, either by adopint the euro or preferably some kind of common North American currency ourselves.
Again, the cost of this would not be dramatic. A split currency would merely mean some inflation in the cost of Quebec imports to Canada and vice versa, but especially Canadian goods to Quebec. However, as with everything else, the poor pay the greatest price for such price hikes.
What do trade wars have to do with you trying to compare street level currency exchange to trade?