Reviews of Merger of the Century

Why Canada and America Should Become One Country

“I predict that by the year 2050 the U.S. and Canada will be merged into one super nation…mutual necessity and shared values will drive us together”

John McLaughlin on his PBS show aired April 18, 2014

New Yorker

Adam Gopnik, Contributor

“Francis also makes the shrewd point that the two outlier regions in both countries—Quebec in Canada, and the American South—have been allowed to unduly distort the politics of both countries, with Quebec’s suspicions tugging Canada hard to the left and the South’s paranoias pulling the United States far to the right. The outliers, in this scheme, would be bypassed, or perhaps seduced: Quebec’s tropism for America is famous, and the Quebecois might “overwhelmingly opt for the merger, as they did in 1988 with free trade, if only to get out from under English-Canadians.”



“Ms. Francis takes an in-depth look at the issues facing the two countries, and suggests a number of models for a “merger.” They range from a joint venture to develop the Arctic, patterned after the Marshall Plan program of U.S. aid to Europe after WWII, to an all-out merger like that between East and West Germany.”
Read the full review in the Wall Street Journal



Don Tapscott
Author, Wikinomics, for the Toronto Star

“Francis’ “thought experiment” is a must read — meticulously documented, calmly and rationally argued. Commanding a rich knowledge of world political and economic history, she paints a compelling tapestry that is hard to dismiss.”
Read the full review in the Toronto Star


Real Money with Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi, Al Jazeera’s Real Money


John Tory
Former Leader, Progressive Conservative Party

“An interesting read”