They have paper straw technology. I've seen it for myself. I was recently there on a work visa. One night while hungry, I stopped at an A&W for a burger and root beer float. They didn't give me a straw with my float. But there on the counter with the condiments were straws made from paper! Suspiciously, I unwrapped the straw and placed it in my float. Contrary to my understanding of paper and liquid, it did not immediately disintigrate or even become saturated and flacid. It not only stayed rigid, but was able to maintain the negative pressure necessary to draw liquid from the glass without tipping it! Whats more, it maintained this condition throughout the several minutes that it took me to finish the float, and even had enough strength to mix up the icecream at the bottom with the bit of rootbeer I had left, and I was able to use the straw to finish that resulting mixture as well! Needless to say, my mind was blown. Obviously they are hoarding this secret for themselves, given the heated debates over the issue of plastic straws here in the US. We won't have to invade all of Canada. Im confident we could just take a major city or two and then hold them hostage for their paper straw secrets. Im confident Canada will ultimately capitulate, and we can reap the rewards of paper straws for ourselves. End the poverty and bloodshed created by our dependence on plastic for drinking straw construction! If Canada will not share their paper straw secrets willingly, we will take them!