Monday, November 08, 2004

Duceppe traveling Canada to Promote Sovereingty

Apparently Quebec sovereignty is picking up steam again. During the last referendum, the movement was defeated largely thanks to the efforts of the rest of the country. Individuals from all over Canada poured into Quebec in a desperate effort to keep our nation unified. Today, the Bloc Quebecois appears determined to prevent something similar from happening again. Gilles Duceppe has begun a cross country journey to promote Quebecois independence. He began today on Bay St. and claims he has received invitations to speak from all across the country.

Canada's policy of official bilingualism has long made national affairs more complicated. For more than a century the citizens of Quebec have been actively antagonistic towards their neighbours. The sad fact is that the citizens of Quebec are good hard working individuals. They share similar values to us and live similar lives to us. But the two hundred and fifty years of history after the defeat of the French in the New World have been littered with actions that have angered our Quebecois neighbours. We now once again are facing the increasing likelihood of a vote on separation and all the negatives that would entail for our nation.

Given that possibility, how long could Canada last? We would be a nation divided, with the maritimes cut off from the rest of the country. Obviously Alberta would soon want to follow Quebec's lead which would cut off BC. Inevitably, Quebec sovereignty would spell the end of Canada as we know it. Given that Mr. Duceppe's speaking tour is an effort to drum up support for the movement, proud Canadian must mobilize to actively oppose his appearance in their cities.

5 Comments:

Blogger Caurus said...

When he comes to Winnipeg I'm going to get my friends together to protest him speaking.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

He will likely get booed pretty bad in Alberta. We don't like Quebec here very much.

7:18 PM  
Blogger Marina974 said...

I think I a lot of young Canadians share my values, and I have no problem saying that if Quebec doesn't want to be a part of Canada then they can piss off. I'm really tired of hearing about them hating Canada. It's all I've heard about Quebec since I can remember and it's getting really old.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God I hate Duceppe...

4:51 PM  
Blogger Nylon said...

The sad fact is that besides seperatism I agree with the Bloc's platform more than any other party. They are a great left wing party...if you ignore the rampant stupidity of sovereignty.

1:02 PM  

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