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View Poll Results: Is Canada better without Quebec?
Yes, Canada is better off without Quebec 55 41.67%
No, Canada is better off with Quebec 77 58.33%
Voters: 132. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-24-2015, 07:14 AM
 
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I doubt America wants another Mississippi, but with 10x the demands and political volatility. Quebec is the poorest industrialized region of North America, and doesn't exactly bring much to the table. I think a lot of policies Quebec has are also illegal in the States so this would cause even more problems.
ummmm...Quebec's GDP per capita is roughly equal to Hawaii's and is greater than 30 of the 50 states in the US.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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ummmm...Quebec's GDP per capita is roughly equal to Hawaii's and is greater than 30 of the 50 states in the US.
GDP (PPP) per capita in Mississippi is 25,044. In Quebec it is $26,376. Quebec's GDP (PPP) per capita is lower than every American state except for Mississippi, and lower than every Canadian provinces except for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. The GDP (PPP) per capita of several states and Alberta isn't just higher than Quebec, it is about double that of Quebec. Quebec isn't even in the top quintile of OECD regions, while just about every American state and more than half of Canada's provinces are in it.

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List of OECD Regions by GDP (PPP) Per Capita
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Canada
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ummmm...Quebec's GDP per capita is roughly equal to Hawaii's and is greater than 30 of the 50 states in the US.
Epic fail.

Quebec nationalists will make themselves believe anything, as long as it makes Quebec look good. The economy in Quebec is in shambles and continually getting worse and worse. It's only a matter of time before New Brunswick overtakes us.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Nation du Québec
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My answer: Vive le Quebec libre!!
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Nation du Québec
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I think it is better for both parties. When your friend is in a relationship that's full of challenge, complain and mistrust, you wouldn't tell him/her "yeah but s/he is really cultured, don't break up. Breaking up will impact your reputation negatively".

Canada's demographics has changed a lot since 1995. Millions of new people poured into this new land. I believe majority of them don't have the mindset of " we are one big family". People are more mobile, opportunistic and materialistic. I believe there is a huge population out there who can convinced seperation is a better deal.

If there is a new referendum, my vote would be yes for seperation. I would sell my house at a loss and rieturn back to Canada. And i would wish the best of political and business relationships between two countries. I thinkit is best for Canada and Quebec. And i would visit back this beautiful land as a tourist..

In my opinion, a Quebec that has its own army and country is a better place than provincial Quebec.
A smart fellow here.
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Old 01-24-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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A smart fellow here.
How about it becoming the 51st state?
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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GDP (PPP) per capita in Mississippi is 25,044. In Quebec it is $26,376. Quebec's GDP (PPP) per capita is lower than every American state except for Mississippi, and lower than every Canadian provinces except for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI. The GDP (PPP) per capita of several states and Alberta isn't just higher than Quebec, it is about double that of Quebec. Quebec isn't even in the top quintile of OECD regions, while just about every American state and more than half of Canada's provinces are in it.

OECD Regional Disparities Spreadsheets

List of OECD Regions by GDP (PPP) Per Capita
Not a huge fan of per capita to be honest (its a valid measure but just one).. It doesn't for instance account for inequality.. It just takes all the wealth in a place and distributes it evenly for comparative purposes.. We all know in real life that doesn't happen.. I think that is why even in Quebec the Q.O.L for the average person or family is better than many U.S states and that is certainly in part because per capita doesn't take into account skewing of wealth or other benefits for real families.
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Nation du Québec
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How about it becoming the 51st state?
This is not even a remote chance. How about Quebec becomes independant and Canada becomes the 51st state? Now that makes so much more sense.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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How about Quebec becomes independant and Canada becomes the 51st state? Now that makes so much more sense.

if that ever happens you better pray we dont hold a grudge or else we could stifle your economy and send you back to those fur-trapping days

of course you could always merge with St-Pierre and Miquelon to even things out
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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if that ever happens you better pray we dont hold a grudge or else we could stifle your economy and send you back to those fur-trapping days

of course you could always merge with St-Pierre and Miquelon to even things out
Why exactly would the US hold a grudge against Quebec? Makes no sense.
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