Maybe it’s the consistent -30° temperatures, or maybe it was that ice storm that jeopardized my family Christmas dinner, or perhaps it’s the revelation that ‘frost quakes’ and ‘polar vortices’ exist. Whatever it is I haven’t been too thrilled with what this winter has had in store for us over the past couple of months…
During this time of the year many Canadians flee from the worst of winter’s offerings, finding solace on the sunny beaches of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the southern United States. While many Canadians suffer the trials and tribulations associated with international travel, they do so gladly if it means a bit of respite from the Canadian cold. But wouldn’t it be nice if we Canadians had a southern destination to call our own? A place where vacationers could travel without having to worry about currency exchange rates, customs, and language barriers–all the while supporting the Canadian economy?
Well, what if I told you that such an arrangement has been in the works for almost a century, albeit at the back-burner of Canadian political consciousness?