I write with reference to a recent news story regarding former Minister Webster who lost her appeal for Canadian residency. In the past few weeks it had been revealed that several parliamentarians also hold citizenships of ABC countries – this fact has also inspired me to write this letter.
I read of Minister Webster’s plight and I thought, Why doesn’t Guyana seek Union status with Canada? In this way, citizens can move freely from one province to another (including the Guyana province) in pursuit of any vocation and no law would bar them.
Jennifer Webster and all other Guyanese (population 800,000) would benefit from a political union. Not that they would all want to move to “mainland” Canada; they wouldn’t because the Guyana province itself would develop eventually to a level that offers the same standard of living as mainland Canada.
In fact, if a union with Canada could be achieved, the population of Guyana would easily rise (I anticipate) to three million in a 10 to 15-year period. This is because people always move to societies whose standard-of-living and incomes are on the rise, and where the rule of law prevails.
Well, I allow myself to think outside the box – but I know the Executives in the PPP and PNC and other fake intellectuals will condemn me for trying to start a debate on this topic. But guess who are the main folks who seek residency/citizenship in America and Canada?
Of course, it is those same Executives who run the PNC/AFC and PPP – the Harmons, Websters, Teixieras, Charrandasses, Greenidges, and others too numerous to mention. Many of Guyana’s leading parliamentarians want the best of both worlds for themselves but would happily keep all other Guyanese poor and without the same privileges that they enjoy.
I am confident that if Guyanese were given an opportunity to vote in a referendum on a possible union with Canada, over 80% will vote yes. So why shouldn’t Guyanese including parliamentarians be able to freely debate this issue? Thought is free; debate should be free. And, no subject should be taboo.
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