Canada and the Canadian Question

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Canada and the Canadian Question is an 1891 book written by British-Canadian author Goldwin Smith that analyzes 19th-century Canada.

Smith calls the country a profoundly unnatural one, with no real reason to exist. He believes that it would be far more natural for the Canadian confederation and the United States to merge into a single country, with few significant differences between the two peoples.

The Canadian system of government is considered to be fundamentally worse than the US model, with Canada being a far more elitist country. The Canadian nation is portrayed to be a geographic, ethnic, economic and political absurdity, with its ultimate destiny in political union with the United States.

Smith's analysis would later inspire a 1986 "update" by Peter Brimelow entitled The Patriot Game.