Why independence? That's a good question and has many answers whichone by one may not be totally convincing but which all add up to more thanenough of a justification for independence. Firstly, Canada is going to break up, that is a given. Mao once saidthat when one-third of the people support a revolution it can't fail,and the last referendum on Quebec independence showed thatover 50% of Quebecois support independence. Separatism won't happentoday , it may not happen tommrow, but rest assured, it will happen. Also what kind ofCanada would be left after Quebec goes? The Maritimes would be literally cast adrift fromthe rest of the country, and how could the West live in a Country where Ontariohad 50%+ of the population? Could a triple E senate work in a country likethat, of course not, we would be at each others throats in no time, andwe don't want to break up with the West on bad terms. There is also thefact that the Federal Government has for the past 30 years run by a cabalof Quebecois, a government of Qubecois, for Quebecois and by Quebecois,Ontario elected 90 Liberal members to the Commons, Quebec? Maybe a dozen,and yet Quebecois hold prominent positions in parliament including P.M.and Minister of Finance. We should have no problem with Quebecois wantingto be masters in their own house, and in fact should support it, but theyshouldn't run the entire block! We are ready for Nationhood. Ontario is a nation already in all butname, we have defined borders (with the West, Quebec and the U.S.) we havea population greater than many nations already in the U.N. and our economywould be the envy of any nation our size, so lets be practical, Quebecis going to leave and because of that Canada will break up, that is a given,but any good chess player always thinks 3 steps ahead, and what are thethree steps ahead if we don't come to grips with our present reality? Quebec will leave in amessy way, the Maritimes will wither on the vine and Ontario and the West will splitin a nasty (and maybe violent) way leaving much hurt feelings on bothsides, leaving Ontario weakened and unsure of itself, perfect for absorptioninto the U.S. But if Ontario is willing to survive, willing to take the bold step of movingtowards Independence we will be able to plan the breakup, keep friendly with Quebecand the West, put our house in order, merge the federal and provincial governmentinto one unitary government and we'll, after an admittedly difficult struggle,end up a safe, secure nation maintaining all the best aspects of us whileleaving the worst behind in the wreckage of Canada. These are just some of the reasons why independence for Ontario makessense. If Ontario decides to stay on the sinking Canadian ship of state,we will end up poor, shattered and ripe for American takeover (and we haveno desire to be an American colony). Or, we can take the bold stepwe can work towards independence and a split among friends,and then we will end up a richer, more unified and a nation that will be in perfectshape to take on the 21st century head on, and with our heads held high.Think about it we have a choice, a State or the United States, we know whatwe want, what about you? Independence, its the way to the future.