Small American border towns petitioning to join Canada
Four tiny U.S. jurisdictions running along the Canadian border have joined forces to petition the government of Stephen Harper for support in their efforts to secede from the United States and join Canada.
Representatives from Point Roberts, Washington, Elm Point and The Northwest Angle, both in Minnesota, and Alburgh, Vermont, say they want to join British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, respectively.
"We don't have to be granted individual Canadian statehood [sic], or anything like that. Point Bob can join British Columbia and the others can find their natural homes in those other [provinces]," Point Roberts alderman Glennard Beck-Ramirez said.
The four are not directly connected to their respective states by land, and can only be reached by other Americans by boat, air or travelling by road through Canada. Their total land mass of is 417 square km., with a total of 3,422 people.
I say let 'em in!