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Yes, it is impossible for a US candidate to win without _any_ Canadian support, but
that's not the question; The question is whether the Canadian voice will be
heard at all. Given the US position on the Internet, I think the regions as
defined are poorly drawn out.. I would suggest the US possibly be two regions onto
itself, Canada a region of its own, then Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Oceania,
Asia, and Europe - that would complete the original plan of nine regions nicely,
and correspond fairly well with the internet population as it currently exists.
under that structure, would be that the 9 elected members would be from California,
New York, Toronto, Either Mexico or Brazil, South Africa, Israel, Austrailia, Japan,
and either the UK, France, or Germany.
Really, I'd like to see a lot more than
this, given the fact that the larger regions geographically can be expected to grow
in internet presence over the next few years.. but compressing the US and Canada
into one lump, at this time, isn't very proportionate to the current Internet Realities.