Let's invite Scotland to join Canada.
The Scots want to hold a second referendum on independence, but they're hitting a brick wall.
Time to extend an invitation. Would the Scots consider becoming a province of Canada? With a population of 5.3 million, Scotland would become our third largest province, after Ontario (13.9 million) and Quebec (8.3 million).
Canada's federal system of government already accommodates one officially "distinct nation." We could easily welcome a second.
These days, distance is no barrier. Scotland is closer to Canada (2085 miles) than Hawaii is to California (2471 miles). And culturally? Well, I've already made that case in How the Scots Invented Canada and Celtic Lightning. Yes, you can see where this is going: first we invite Scotland, then we call for Ireland. Is anybody with me?