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Quebec and seperation from Canada.

At midnight last night the Primier of Quebec was giving a victory speech and a gunman came into the area and shot two people. She had just expressed two thoughts 1) Quebec needs to be a sovereign country; and 2) She will make laws designed to ensure the dominance of the French language.

There has been much discussion and even some action by the FLQ during the October crisis. Some providences have even discussed joining the USA if this occurs.

That leads to the conversation of how would the seperation of Quebec impact Canada, its neighbor USA, England, and the world.

Could Quebec survive as a seperate country? Advantages .. disadvantages.

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    Sep 5 2012: Canadians are a very distinct people,a people of their own now just like my Pakeha's are a distinct singular people,they stopped being English a long time ago,The Quebecan's are not french anymore either but then there is a bit of Empire builder in all of us. (sigh)
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        Sep 6 2012: Were they born in france or canada? Are they french citizens.

        I speak english. English great grand parents. But im not english. I was not born in england. I am not a citizen of england. English monarchy means nothing to me. Sooner australia grows up to bea republic the better.

        French ancestry does not make u french.
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        Sep 6 2012: If we didn't have our mafia's Don then Miami Vice will never have graced our old tube t.v's lol.just reading the rest of your posts has given me a good first hand personal account of Quebec,I hope they don't go Nazi.that would be sad.
  • Sep 5 2012: Are French Canadians marginalised? I think the people of Quebec should decide their future by a referendum.
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    Sep 9 2012: As a Canadian I hope they do not separate from Canada. I like Quebec. Even though I am far away in BC, I still feel the influence of their culture. I talk to the kids that hitch hike across Canada. I hear about the student protests going on there. Quebec is a very progressive province, and I like the way they rub off on the rest of Canada.
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    Sep 6 2012: I see no reason why Quebec should not pursue independence if a clear majority of the Quebbcian population support such a move via referendum.
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      Sep 5 2012: Don, from your view point why do the Quebecan's want to secede other than having a majority of french speaking peoples and culture?
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    Sep 5 2012: No Rob, i think this is a Canadian family issue,not a commonwealth one,if anything this could be a node of probability for the States and Canada, far fetched as that is but then the Austrian Emperor would never have gone to war if he saw what would happen to them in ten years a hundred years ago.