Monday, 24 September 2012

Vive le Québec indécis

I promise not to post too many political things here, but please indulge this rant on the threat (or lack thereof) of Quebec independence. The recent election of a Parti Quebecois government has many all riled up (again) about the possibility of Quebec leaving Canada.

Here is my 2 cents on the subject, for what it's worth.

Fifty percent (more or less) of Francophone Quebecers support the idea of an independent Quebec. Another 50 percent +/- oppose it.

Anglophone and ethnic ("Allophone") voters in Quebec overwhelmingly (about 95 percent) support Quebec remaining in Canada.

The tiny victories of the pro-federalist forces during provincial referendums were due primarily to the near-unanimous Anglo/ethnic voting pattern (yes, Jacques Parizeau was right about that.)

For the most part, people in the ROC (rest of Canada) simply don't care one way or the other.

In other words - "Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."

Quebec, it's time to move on now.

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