Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn
you mean, London would FORCE us to play Cricket And love it, too?
If the Commonwealth was like the EU Canada would, right now, be ruled by mainly foreign politicians in the Commonwealth Parliament in London. Your own elected Parliament would be largely redundant - all the power over the governance of your country would reside in unelected Commonwealth officials in the Commonwealth Parliament in London. You may have to abolish the dollar and adopt the pound as your currency. That would mean seeing your interest rates controlled by the Commonwealth Central Bank in London - which would always set them to suit the British economy and not Canada's. You wouldn't see the Canadian flag flying on your public buildings: the Commonwealth flag would be fluttering proudly instead. 90% of Canada's laws wouldn't come from elected Canadians in Canada's Parliament. They'd be made by unelected foreigners in London. You'd have the fleets of Commonwealth fishing vessels stealing your fish in your waters. You'd have to accept the free movement of people: no controls on the numbers and quality of fellow Commonwealth citizens you let into your country. You'd have no independent global trading policy: that would be controlled by unelected foreigners in London.
For all these wonderful privileges, Canada would have to contribute £13 billion a year to the Commonwealth budget whether you like it or not.
But I know you're ignorant to all this because you're completely ignorant as to the true nature of the EU and what it's like to live in it.
Hopefully, bow you have a better idea.