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Canada Should Adopt U.S Currency.  
User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1164 times:

I recently found out that some people are trying to make it happen. Personaly I think its a great idea. No more exchange rates, inflation and rising prices. What are your thoughts on this?

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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

Nope..., hate globalization!

artiom



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User currently offlineGo Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

what people, that sort of thing would have to be in a national vote by both countries, i cant see that happening.

I think people have seen the Euro currency and decided to jump other countries together, the problem is that the euro isnt working because each country has a different economic cycle to others.




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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Why?

User currently offlineYQTYYZ From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Hell no! Think about it, the day our currency reverts to the US dollar, we lose 35 cents for every CDN $ we have in our account. If I had $10 000 in my account, that becomes $6500 the day we're pegged to the US greenback. I'm no economist, but that's a large sum.

Unless the Americans subsidize Canadian losses due to the differences, there's no way I would support it.


User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5085 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

I also like the idea of Canada adopting our beloved $$$.


Eric



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User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1125 times:

Hey hoser, I think that it's probably a good idea, eh. A lot of problems, but still a good idea. Several other smaller countries have done it, Panama for example. While we're at it we need a few more states so why don't we offer them statehood, that is everyone except Quebec - they're so "contrary" they can't get along with themselves let alone anyone else. Personally, I find few differences between the US and Canada. The differences run between the east and west of both countries. The people and interests of both western Canada and the western US are very simular. Likewise with the midwest and east coast.

User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1123 times:

Umm.. No thank you, I'm not a big fan of globalization.

Nicolas


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1121 times:

hat is everyone except Quebec - they're so "contrary" they can't get along with themselves let alone anyone else

I hope it was so bad humor Jetguy, because if you really think that about Quebec you're way, i mean WAY off of the track.

Nicolas


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1119 times:

YQTYYZ,

It already IS $6500 - US, that is.

If you're just interested in keeping a large face value on your money, move to Turkey. Your savings would be worth 8,607,198,750 Lira.

You'd be a multibillionaire  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Charles


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1117 times:

Nicolas...
The Quebecians (?) have been trying to "vote themselves off the island" for years. But OK, if they want to come over to our house and play nice...


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1111 times:

ROFL.

Turkey, Italy, everywhere that has a weak currency!


User currently offlineNicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1107 times:

Granted there are still people in Quebec for the separation, it's not like you described it anymore. Quebec is becoming more and more bilingual everyday that goes on, and the separation "trend" is losing some motion everyday. If a new referudum was to be made the NO would win by far. This place have really changed for the better where French and English is treated the same way. We still have to work on a few things, like this stupid bill 101 but it takes some time.

Regards,
Nicolas


User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

What about the US adopting the Canadian currency. The US economy would rebound because of all the extra money they would have, and eventually Canada would benefit too from a strong US economy. Plus Canada wouldn't suffer on the poor exchange rate converting to the US dollar.

User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Bad idea. It would never work. Our money is green. Their's isn't.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39857 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Terrible idea!
Exchange rates is all a part of international travel. Our money has polluted the world enough as it is. I think it is good that Canada holds on to it's idenity as much as possible. They are so vulnerable to becoming completly dominated by the US.

Besides, whare else could I drive to and get great bargans, good beer and meet nice people?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11275 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

"What about the US adopting the Canadian currency. The US economy would rebound because of all the extra money they would have, "

WHAT?! That's not how it works man. The US would not gain any extra money by converting to CND. That's not how it works. You don't get rich by exchanging your money for another currency.

The only thing the US would gain by sharing a currency with Canada right now would be a drag on our economy.



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

>>WHAT?! That's not how it works man. The US would not gain any extra money by converting to CND. That's not how it works. You don't get rich by exchanging your money for another currency.<<


Absolutely correct. If you did make money off of the exchange it's called arbitrage.


>>what people, that sort of thing would have to be in a national vote by both countries, i cant see that happening.<<


No, it wouldn't have to be put to a vote in the U.S. A couple of South American countries have already adopted the dollar as their official currency.


Quite frankly, I do see it happening some day. I'm not saying the entire western hemisphere will adopt the US dollar, but I do think eventually (20-50 years) we'll have a common currency.

I also think the Euro is working quite nicely. Just because its value is lower than the dollar's doesn't mean it isn't working.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Nope, cannot support this idea at all. Why the hell would I, as a Canadian citizen, want to be spending money with American images and history on it?

Now, if we came up with some sort of agreed-upon design, that might be different.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

How about a picture of Liz' body with G.W.'s head on it?

Or G.W.'s head wearing Liz' tiara?

Or a Loon pooping on G.W.'s head?

Or Abe and Liz doing the deed?

Or Abe eating some maple syrup and drinking a LaBatt's?




An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

I don't think so.

No chance in hell!

Always someone trying to take bits of our sovereignty away.


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

Please watch the offensive language. We get your point, but there are more than a few of us are very offended with the language in posts like TWFirst's. As always, he makes some good points, but please watch the language. Thank you.

User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1051 times:

>How in the hell would Canada adopting the U.S. currency "take a bit of our sovereignty away"???

I was referring to a new currency (niether American nor Canadian) that would serve the two countries. That would most certainly take a bit of our sovereignty away.

Well, Mr TWFirst, I sure hope I am long gone before your "inevitable one-world government" comes to power.. it truly is a scary thing. It would be nothing like America today where we have freedoms and wealth.


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

A) I apologize for the language. Bad habit from growing up Irish Catholic Big grin


B) Help me with the logic here... How does one conclude that a one-world government would unquestionably spell the end of "freedoms and wealth"??? Considering your stated interests, perhaps you are concerned about the "freedom" and "right" to carry a concealed deadly weapon?? Personally, that's one freedom I hope is taken away.

Instead of trying to prevent the evolution of worldwide integration, we should instead be trying to influence it in a positive way, through active participation and non-hypocritical demonstrations of our core values.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

>How does one conclude that a one-world government would unquestionably spell the end of "freedoms and wealth"???

The USA is, undoubtedly, the freest nation and one of the wealthiest. If you gathered everyone up from all nationalities and beliefs, you're going to have some friction. You're going to have to negotiate for this to happen, and freedoms will be lost. Not just the vital freedom to bear arms, but freedoms of speech (REAL freedom of speech, not the European version), press, religion, criminals rights... you get the idea. Also when you get everyone together, you have wealthy and poor. Again, undoubtedly, there will be a certain amount of socialism mixed in the equation and wealth will be redistributed. As is always the case when nations employ socialist practices such as these, nations simply become less wealthy.

No thanks, I'll keep my United States, where, yes, I have have a semi-auto under my coat, don't have to give up my core beliefs, and I still have freedoms that are protected by our Constitution.


25 Post contains images Superfly : TWFirst: How about a picture of Liz' body with G.W.'s head on it? Or Abe eating some maple syrup and drinking a LaBatt's? Those are hilarious! !
26 Alpha 1 : Zach, you don't even know what core beliefs are, son-not at your young age. YOu've just eaten up the ideas of other zealots on the right and made them
27 Caribb : I'm against it too.. why would we want some other government determining our monetary policy?... that alone would affect our sovereignty.. The only wa
28 Post contains images Corey777 : TWFirst: ROFLMAO N400QX: I don't think having Canada adopt US currency per se would be well-accepted, but a joint currency a la euro (called the Ameri
29 SophieMaltese : Not a bad idea at all. In fact, I went to Canada today and now have some lovely Canadian coins to try to pass off as quarters in the U.S.
30 Aviatsiya : Some people have mentioned that certain South American countries have adopted the US dollar as their official currency. One has to look at the reasons
31 Mcdougald : Having a common currency might have some practical value as NAFTA evolves, but political considerations will probably complicate such a move to the ex
32 Samurai 777 : Very interesting topic. But I'm not in favor of giving up the loonie for the greenback. Maybe in the far future, but not right now. The Canadian dolla
33 Bombstar : Very bad idea, we'd start to lose our sovereignty to the americans. They already have enough economical influence on us.
34 DeltaRNOmd-80 : Alpha 1- I'm speaking on Zach's behalf here, but you calling him "son" all the time (when he is obviously not)- Is that "because it makes you feel lik
35 Post contains images Aloha 737-200 : Well I love Canada to pieces and I'd hate to see them lose a bit of their identity. So for now I am against it. I kinda like the fact that Canada is f
36 Ryanb741 : Keep the Canadian $ but peg it to the Euro. It'll be worth 10% more against the greenback within 12 months. The Euro has only just started to kick off
37 YQTYYZ : cfalk, right you are, about the $6500. but I still have full value in Canada, which was the point I was trying to make. Even right now, it is cheaper
38 Tupolev154B2 : Zach, stop indulging in your right-wing, nationalistic and bigoted bullshit. You even fail to realize that there are nations out in the world that are
39 LH423 : Well, as already mentioned, a totally new design for each money would be needed. Aside from the 1$ coin, each of America's monetary units feature the
40 Go Canada! : "I also think the Euro is working quite nicely. Just because its value is lower than the dollar's doesn't mean it isn't working." Really? what people
41 TWFirst : Regarding your view about the Euro and your response to my views about how the Euro is working, I disagree with you. No member of the EU, nor any offi
42 Go Canada! : we have fantatics in the UK thinking we can join the euro tomorrow-we cant because of our stongpund and because we have a different economic cycle and
43 Turbulence : A lot of things have been said, and almost all of them have been answered to. The fact different countries having different economical cycles is not a
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