After much time and expense to find a brand name for our city, the selection of “Republic of Doyle” — oops, sorry, meant “Republic of Life” — raises a number of questions.
Will we have a president as head of our government?
Will we be issued citizenship papers and passports?
Will we face a constitutional challenge and possible invasion by Canada?
Will we have a seat at the UN?
There are some positives: our Williams Lake trade dollars could become legal tender again; customs barriers could be set up to collect duties from through traffic; we would no longer have to pay provincial and federal taxes; our city would have more power when dealing with those folks at the CRD.
Good thing that a Central American firm was not assigned the task, or it might have selected “Banana Republic.”