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View Poll Results: Is Quebec Independence a Legitimate Movement?
Yes 116 65.17%
No 62 34.83%
Voters: 178. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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We might actually beat Canada in total medals at the *winter* Olympics, though maybe not in hockey!
I don't care about figure skating and the luge! Hockey and the Summer Olympics are all that would matter in Canada.


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Old 09-05-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't care about figure skating and the luge! Hockey and the Summer Olympics are all that would matter in Canada.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2p2yDH8WX0
Oh Quebecers are not that good at luge and soso at figure skating.

We are best at speed skating and most any type of skiing.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Oh Quebecers are not that good at luge and soso at figure skating.

We are best at speed skating and most any type of skiing.
I agree I love figure skating personally. I mean Kurt Browning - such grace and beauty

What an expression of our artistry and culture.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I agree I love figure skating personally. I mean Kurt Browning - such grace and beauty

What an expression of our artistry and culture.
Female figure skaters embody an almost perfect graceful femininity for me. I never complain when it's on. Couples are great too.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Female figure skaters embody an almost perfect graceful femininity for me. I never complain when it's on. Couples are great too.
Yeah truth be told I have a lot of respect for what they do. It takes incredible skill and artistry. These days though, I think it is too much is about technical skill and landing 15 quads in a free skate rather than rewarding grace.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yeah truth be told I have a lot of respect for what they do. It takes incredible skill and artistry. These days though, I think it is too much is about technical skill and landing 15 quads in a free skate rather than rewarding grace.
Yeah but I think they don't have much choice as its status as a real sport always under scrutiny.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Québec
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If I were a Quebecer, I think i'd be one or the other. Tbh I don't even know what i'd be. It is very possible I would actually be a separatist because If I felt that strongly about my language and nation and its long term preservation, I would feel that the only way for the nation to have control of its destiny is to go it alone. Reforms would be a lot easier. Why have a watermelon when I can have a fruit platter while watching Quebec lose to Canada at the Olympics.
I agree it's better to just support independence from Canada than continuing all of the complicated politics. It's clear to see that the federal government is slanted against us and there is no initiative to change this in English Canada. Instead some of them are happy about it and the others don't care.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:50 PM
 
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the federal government is slanted against us and there is no initiative to change this in English Canada.
Did you forget about the $13 billion in transfer payments for just this year

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since the inception in 1957 of equalization payments, "Québec has received equalization money every year of the program, totalling 221 billion dollars or 51 per cent of all payments."
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Old 09-07-2019, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Oakville
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I agree it's better to just support independence from Canada than continuing all of the complicated politics. It's clear to see that the federal government is slanted against us and there is no initiative to change this in English Canada. Instead some of them are happy about it and the others don't care.
You and your people don't have the stomach or the will to govern yourselves. The facts show that Quebec will always belong to Canada as one of ten provinces. You'd think there would be a degree of gratefulness with yet another 13 billion lining your coffers.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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I don't think of Quebec as taking advantage of Canada or even getting benefits from Canada. The equalization payments aren't something that other provinces don't receive. If that is the mindset why don't you just support independence?
Given the number of (Liberal) MP's Quebec can send to Parliament, I don't think it's a coincidence that a program that distributes money from less electorally rich provinces to Quebec was enacted. While at the time NL and the Maritimes as Manitoba were receiving the payments, Quebec's payments dwarfed all the others. It's about as coincidental as resemblances between parents and offspring.
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