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Old 05-29-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Would Quebec be a republic? If it did, would it still remain a part of the Commonwealth like South Africa? Would Quebec deepen its ties to the U.S.? Due to its distinct language and culture from the rest of North America, it has a secure enough identity to withstand getting rid of Canadian media content laws and strict economic sovereignty. Is there a chance it might enter into a common market or even common border controls with the U.S.?

What would happen to the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador? They'd be cut off from the rest of the country, sort of like Alaska and Hawaii in the United States. Would their economies tank?

Would French still be an official language in Canada? After all, there are plenty of francophone communities in New Brunswick and Northern Ontario, but percentage-wise nationally, there would be more speakers of Chinese and Indian languages.

This is all theoretical and I'm wondering what other C-Ders think.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:21 AM
 
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Would Quebec be a republic? If it did, would it still remain a part of the Commonwealth like South Africa? Would Quebec deepen its ties to the U.S.? Due to its distinct language and culture from the rest of North America, it has a secure enough identity to withstand getting rid of Canadian media content laws and strict economic sovereignty. Is there a chance it might enter into a common market or even common border controls with the U.S.?

What would happen to the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador? They'd be cut off from the rest of the country, sort of like Alaska and Hawaii in the United States. Would their economies tank?

Would French still be an official language in Canada? After all, there are plenty of francophone communities in New Brunswick and Northern Ontario, but percentage-wise nationally, there would be more speakers of Chinese and Indian languages.

This is all theoretical and I'm wondering what other C-Ders think.
Nothing would happen to Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador because they would still be connected to Canada geographically. Remember, 90% of Quebecs land belongs to the Natives and they won't want to separate from Canada for obvious reasons. The only portion of Quebec that has a chance of separating is the small chunk of land south of the St. Lawrence river and the land in between the Gatineau-Montreal- Quebec City corridor up until you reach the native reserves. So you would still be able to drive directly across Canada from New Brunswick without going through any borders at all by going through Saguenay and then straight. Ultimately, Canada wouldn't be affected much besides the loss of bilingualism in the country.

So if Quebec separates it would be one of the worlds smallest countries by land mass. It wouldn't be good for Quebec at all and they would suffer with a weak economy and a very small country. If it ever were to happen, the U.S. would eventually annex it no doubt. There's no way it would be able to survive on its own. The U.S. would take it over and they would make an excuse like they don't want a country so close to them in North America to be poor or something like that. And no, French would not be an official language of Canada anymore because there won't be any need for it. So the best we can hope for is that it stays a part of Canada both for Quebecs sake, the sake of Canada for being a bilingual and unique country, and the sake of preventing the U.S. from taking it over and being more powerful than it already is.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:55 AM
 
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Quebec separation is a pipedream for a bunch of deluded separatists, they have no clue of the consequences of a separate Quebec they are just sure they want it.
If they chose to separate they'd end up with a strip of land along the St Lawrence river and areas around Lac St Jean.
Setting up borders would not be in their best economic interest as Canada would still be a major trading partner,to block free flow as transport across Quebec would have those trading partners looking elsewhere to do business.
Basically the whole idea of separation is absurd and being sold to a gullible and paranoid anti Anglo demographic by a bunch of linguistic zealots who believe that if they dont eradicate English they'll all turn into Anglos,
Some reading on the issue.
https://www.google.ca/#q=consequence...da&safe=active
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Old 05-30-2014, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Nothing would happen to Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador because they would still be connected to Canada geographically. Remember, 90% of Quebecs land belongs to the Natives and they won't want to separate from Canada for obvious reasons....
That's one opinion. I'm sure that some (though not all) Quebecers would feel that the current boundaries of Quebec would form the boundaries of an independent Quebec. Others may feel differently; still other Canadians and First Nations, may feel yet differently. How to resolve?

The fact is, that even after a successful referendum, Quebec will have to negotiate with Canada, for just what it gets. First Nations lands? Military bases and military equipment? Canadian federal government buildings? A share of the federal debt? All will have to be negotiated. Borders? I wouldn't hazard a guess at this point.

Let's get a clear question, followed by an obviously majority response, and then we will figure out where we go from there.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Wasn't this just discussed ad nauseum a few weeks back??
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Quebec isn't going anywhere.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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Wasn't this just discussed ad nauseum a few weeks back??
In case you missed it there was a provincial election a few weeks back where the separatists were trying for a majority government ,it was a rather hot topic of conversation for a while, sorry if you got bored..
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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In case you missed it there was a provincial election a few weeks back where the separatists were trying for a majority government ,it was a rather hot topic of conversation for a while, sorry if you got bored..
Yes - old news. There is an existing really long thread - not sure why anyone feels the need to start a new one.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:06 PM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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If Quebec left Canada, a whole series of events would happen, escalating into a bigger global collision and ultimately ending in a war between Britain and France resulting in the surrender of quebec and the anglisization of french Canada.

Canada will then be one united nation, with one united people and culture.

The strength and potential of Canada, now as a unified global force, will be significantly increased, as will the boost to Canada's reputation and ability to be a bigger power in the world.

Countries with strong national character and societal unity are the bigger powers of this world

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Old 05-30-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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If Quebec left Canada, a whole series of events would happen, escalating into a bigger global collision and ultimately ending in a war between Britain and France
That's the most alarmist thing I've heard in awhile. Sounds exciting, do tell more? What's your theory?
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