Postscript: Welcome challenge to sovereignty
Published Friday, October 25, 2013 12:20PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, October 25, 2013 12:54PM EDT
I for one am glad that the federal government wants to join in the fight to expose separatist trickery and subterfuge.
That’s the law that allows Quebec to set all the rules in the event of another referendum on sovereignty. Ottawa is well within its rights and obligations to join the challenge.
The federal government has a responsibility not only to protect the integrity of the federation but to protect the rights of loyal Canadian citizens living in Quebec.
Until someone tells me otherwise, Quebecers are Canadians.
PQ will never ask clear question
The Quebec law says 50% plus one is sufficient to break up the country.
Under the federal Clarity Act, this could only happen if it’s a clear expression of a clear majority of the population.
Furthermore Quebec and Quebec alone says it can determine the question.
Here’s the gobbledygook question from last time. "Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership within the scope of the bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?"
I guarantee you half the voters had no idea what they were being asked.
Here is what the question really meant: Do you agree that Quebec should file for divorce while keeping an allowance and maintaining bedroom privileges?
The Scots have it right. There will be a sovereignty referendum there next year.
This is the question that will be asked: Should Scotland be an independent country?
Clear, and to the point. But in Quebec clarity is too often obscured by the fog of politics and deception.
Harel saving the furniture
You can take the girl out of the PQ but you can’t take the PQ out of the girl.
Louise Harel just couldn’t resist the temptation.
The last thing Montreal needs is more restrictions on language.
Why not just put out the not welcome sign just before the one which reads à louer?
The former PQ minister suggests that the city of Montreal needs a language czar.
Don't we have enough bureaucrats and thought police chasing down English like a deadly virus that needs a vaccine?
I’m sure this will play well to voters in her east end district where she may be in a fight to hang onto a council seat, but for most Montrealers it’s just sheer nonsense. In any language
Drainville's ridiculous justification
Now that the PQ government lit its fire over identity politics it’s trying to tell us that it was right all along because of comments made on the internet.
Minister Bernard Drainville, with a straight face, says web comments on the Values Charter prove without a doubt the PQ has the support of Quebecers.
Drainville used to be a pretty good journalist and it’s hard to believe that he would actually believe this hokum.
Web comments can be read any way you want to, and if you don’t make them public, then the fix is in.
Is this the best way to consult the population on such a fundamental matter of public policy?
From a government guided only by ideology and its next date with destiny, nothing should shock nor surprise.