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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 01-19-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Canada
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As a bilingual Canadian born and raised in Quebec, I wonder if Canada would be better off without Quebec. That is without the threat of separatism and financial burdens it brings along. we have a thread asking if Quebec independence is legitimate, but what about Canada? Is Canada better off without Quebec?

Pros:

- Less drain on the government coffers. The majority of government equalization payments go to Quebec. Quebec has never been a net contributor. The average Albertan family currently sends $14,000 a year to QC.

- No more being held hostage by separatists at every political turn. Far better political stability. Canada could save huge efforts spent on trying to keep Canada together.

- Francophone Quebecois would no longer be favoured by the government over anglophones

- Goods would no longer need to be printed in French when they are going to be sold in a store in Toronto, more money and time would be saved

- Government workers in Vancouver who never serve anyone in French would no longer be required to be bilingual

- The military would be more efficient, without spending time and money separating troops into French and English groups, and would no longer need the complicated system of bilingual leaders.

Cons:

- Canada would lose a cultural feature that distinguishes it from the US (a major French speaking area)

- No land border between the Maritimes and Ontario
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You are nothing if not consistent.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Ottawa
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Yes. Nothing personal Quebec, but it's time to move on.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Québec
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This is a win win scenario for Québec and Canada. Of course Canada is better off with Québec's exit. These are reasons that show why an independent Québec is the most logical next step. Well I did voted to stay in Canada in 1995 and have seen this was a mistake for all of us. The current scenario is untenable for both sides. Québec has fundamentally different views of politic, economy, culture, and other fields (military, religion). A friendly separation is the logical course.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Interesting news article:

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/cana...182711116.html

A shocking 26% in the ROC would vote to kick out QC, whereas in QC anywhere from 30-50% would vote to leave.
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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You want another referendum again after 1980 and 1995 ?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Canada
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You want another referendum again after 1980 and 1995 ?
Lets fact it. Quebec will undoubtedly have another referendum (we were heading that direction until March of last year). Maybe the rest of Canada should have a say in the future of it's country.

Example: Is it really fair that anglophones who left Montreal for Toronto in 1980 are still paying taxes that go to the suppression of the Montreal anglophone community? It doesn't make any sense.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Kootenays
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Too much power for Ontario. They would represent almost half of parliament. If Quebec leaves the West would soon follow.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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Lets fact it. Quebec will undoubtedly have another referendum (we were heading that direction until March of last year). Maybe the rest of Canada should have a say in the future of it's country.

Example: Is it really fair that anglophones who left Montreal for Toronto in 1980 are still paying taxes that go to the suppression of the Montreal anglophone community? It doesn't make any sense.
When listening to Lucien Bouchard, Jacques Pariseau and Bernard Landry ( separatist leaders of the 1990) one can see that people just want to separate because " on n'aime pas les anglais" (We don't like the British) .

Just nonsense, p'tit christ !
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:54 PM
 
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With of course... if will be horrible for both places if Quebec split :/ Large parts of Canada, including language and tourism will disappear, and the culture and tradition.
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