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Writer-producer-director Chris Haddock's One Big Idea is for Vancouver to become a city state, with independent laws and governance, seen here in Vancouver November 9, 2010.

JOHN LEHMANN/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Vancouver should secede and become a legal city state within Canada, dealing primarily with federal goverment.

That's the One Big Idea of Chris Haddock, creator, writer and producer of CBC TV's Vancouver-set, long-running Da Vinci's Inquest and its successor Da Vinci's City Hall.

What do you think? Could Vancouver become an economic island in British Columbia? Is it a scenario you imagine would bring prosperity and autonomy - or isolation and collapse?

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Mr. Haddock and Globe reporter Ian Bailey to discussed this provocative idea Monday. Read the conversation below.

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