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Old 08-19-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Very true, if they could each get over the "Frenchy freeloader" and "redneck cowboy" stereotypes they could rule Canada together!
Totally agree. Get the true enemies in the centre of the universe; T.O.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Overall, Alberta and Quebec have far more in common than most people would think.
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Very true, if they could each get over the "Frenchy freeloader" and "redneck cowboy" stereotypes they could rule Canada together!
Now that is what they kinda say in the coffee shop political discussions in Manitoba - meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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In my travels across Canada the issue of Quebec never comes up unless i bring up the subject, which i do as i'm considered somewhat of a motor mouth who just never shuts up ,
While back around the last referendum there was much hostility from ROC toward those in favor of Quebec separation over the years i've noticed the attitude has changed to more of a couldnt care less attitude and those that do have something to say on the issue are now sounding much more like these responders.It
It was a weird time. Even though some were angry at the whole referendum and the way the question was formed, there was great relief when it did not pass. I also remember bumper stickers stating " My Canada includes Quebec ".

I for one would not want to see Quebec separate.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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It was a weird time. Even though some were angry at the whole referendum and the way the question was formed, there was great relief when it did not pass. I also remember bumper stickers stating " My Canada includes Quebec ".

I for one would not want to see Quebec separate.
From what i'm reading and talking to people in the ROC i'm getting the impression that attitude no longer exists and the majority of Canadians couldn't care less if Quebec voted to leave the collective.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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this is ane xample of quebec bashing, the microwave story is a well known urban legend:
Letter: The language police visit a bank

check out the comments below, why is there so much hatred?
wellmaybe Quebec has irritated other provinces by trying to separate...like they could survive without the other provinces. also ridiculously insisting on the french language as a must over english is pretty stupid,I think...I think the "bashing" might be people expressing their discontent with the big bully of the provinces....I also think that the articles author could have put any provinces name in the blank in his last sentence..."Welcome to _____where the laws are made up, and the people don't matter"...I really don't see the "hate" you speak of in the comments I read, just a few angry rude people which is the norm (I figure) when theirs a debate or talk going on...easy to ignore
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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From what i'm reading and talking to people in the ROC i'm getting the impression that attitude no longer exists and the majority of Canadians couldn't care less if Quebec voted to leave the collective.
I think there is an overall lack of interest in the subject at the moment. I also wonder if it's attitudes differ between generations.
If it came down to the crunch, it would get people talking and examining the issue more closely which would hopefully force people to think about it more seriously and what it would actually mean to Quebec and Canada.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Here is a good example of somewhat absurd and deliberately biased media coverage:

Montreal still reeling from Pastagate

This article was originally written in the Montreal Gazette but was reprinted in papers across Canada.

So tons of people cancelled their holidays in Montreal and Quebec because of Pastagate? Really? Has nothing to do with the crappy early summer weather of course, does it? And notice how hotel room bookings rebounded as soon as the weather got better in July...

Should I cancel my holidays in Toronto because a city police officer has just been charged with murder there?

See how all of this can get ridiculous, people?
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Sounds like someone might need a history and geography lesson.


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wellmaybe Quebec has irritated other provinces by trying to separate.
As has been mentioned before, the bashing was going on long before the separatist movement was born in the late 1960s. One could even say that Quebec separatism was at least partly born in reaction to anti-Quebec and anti-French sentiment on the part of English Canadians.

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also ridiculously insisting on the french language as a must over english is pretty stupid,I think...
Interesting you should say that because French in Quebec predates English (by quite some time) in every single part of Canada except for Newfoundland, and also pretty much anywhere in the United States outside of the 13 original colonies.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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Maybe purehuman was just posting to remind us of an example of what we were discussing. Right? Hah...
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
Here is a good example of somewhat absurd and deliberately biased media coverage:

Montreal still reeling from Pastagate

This article was originally written in the Montreal Gazette but was reprinted in papers across Canada.

So tons of people cancelled their holidays in Montreal and Quebec because of Pastagate? Really? Has nothing to do with the crappy early summer weather of course, does it? And notice how hotel room bookings rebounded as soon as the weather got better in July...

Should I cancel my holidays in Toronto because a city police officer has just been charged with murder there?

See how all of this can get ridiculous, people?
And that is Quebec bashing. Media vs politicians. If it was left up to real people to talk to each other then I get the impression there would be no problems at all.
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