Almost like a real country. Or Europe.

Canada’s three western-most provinces are another step closer to a comprehensive economic agreement.

They hope to form the largest barrier-free trade and investment market in Canada, as the three provinces will work closer together on international marketing, innovation and procurement.

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to completing the Western Economic Partnership that we committed to at our last meeting [in March],” said Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. “This partnership will break down unnecessary trade barriers and facilitate co-operation on international marketing, innovation and procurement.”

Hey, great idea! Just blueskying here, but if it works out what say we try this with all ten provinces? We could call it, I don’t know, Canada.

Nah, you’re right. Crazy talk.