This BBC story reports that people from 19 countries are split on whether the Paralympics should be integrated into the Olympic Games, according to a poll of more than 10,000 people.
Some 47 per cent of those polled favour merging both Games, while 43 per cent want to keep the Paralympics separate.
A majority of people in six countries -- including China, the US and Australia, which won the largest gold medal counts in recent years -- opposed a merger.
Eight countries, including France, Chile and Egypt, wanted to merge the games, while the remaining five countries were split on the issue.
The question asked was: Should the Paralympics stay separate?
In Canada, 55 per cent of those polled said yes and 42 per cent said no.
Read the story and tell us what you think. I don't understand all of the implications, but some Paralympians quoted were against a merger.
Polling was conducted for the BBC World Service by GlobeScan.