May 26, 2014
By Bob Komsic
The hot weather may have you dreaming of the islands.
How would you like Canada to adopt some?
The premier of Turks and Caicos is leaving the door open to the possibility of his country joining Canada, even though he’s opposed the idea before.
Premier Rufus Ewing met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, where he says the two talked about exploring a more formal relationship.
Ewing used the word ”courtship” to describe the meeting.
But he points out they did not discuss the possibility of Turks and Caicos becoming the 11th province.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says you’re dreaming if you think the country will have a province in the Caribbean.
He adds Ottawa’s not in the business of annexing islands and even creating closer political ties is a long shot.