‘Canada needs a Hawaii’: Conservative MP pushing for Turks and Caicos to become 11th province as island’s premier visits Ottawa

National Post | News

The premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands is in Ottawa on Monday promoting economic ties, but it’s the hope of some politicians to annex the island as Canada’s 11th province that has many dreaming of a truly Canadian tropical beach getaway.

Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other parliamentarians Monday in Ottawa to promote tourism and trade connections with Canada, before heading to Toronto to officially open a new tourism office.

Ewing didn’t exactly say the Turks and Caicos, an archipelago of 40 islands located east of Cuba, was gunning to join Canada.

But “I’m not closing the door completely,” he told reporters after the meeting on Parliament Hill.

There have been at least three attempts over many decades to have the sun-splashed British overseas territory officially join Canada. However, those attempts have been repeatedly rebuffed either by Canadian or British officials.

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Cochrane Children’s Festival

Looking for something to do this rainy weekend? Something suited to keep the kids busy? Cochrane Children’s Festival will be held Saturday, May 17th at the Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre from 12-4pm. “The best ever variety show, bouncy castle, crafts, theatre, interactive play areas, petting zoo and so much more!” Tickets are available in advance for $5 at Town of Cochrane Rec and Culture Office, Spray Lakes Family Sports Centre and Big Hill Pool OR $10 at the door – 2 and under FREE. 

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