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View Poll Results: Is Quebec still a colony of Canada?
Quebec is a colony of Canada 23 60.53%
Quebec is not a colony of Canada 15 39.47%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2015, 11:10 AM
 
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from what I learned about Quebec and Canada history, it does not sound accurate. Didn't Quebec also willingly formed a union with Ontario and the Maritime provinces ? I don't see forcing here.

Maybe Acajack knows better.
I'm not sure about "willingly", considering that the Brits were very much in control at that time.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I'm not sure about "willingly", considering that the Brits were very much in control at that time.
Yeah, it was a vote of the assembly of Canada East (today's Quebec) that brought Quebec into union with Ontario, NS and NB and 1867. As I recall it passed by only one vote. Something like 28 to 27.

Of course, there was a huge amount of coercion from the British authorities for this happen, and from Quebec's anglo business interests based at the time in Montreal's Golden Square Mile and the Eastern Townships. These people weren't the majority but they were very powerful.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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I'm not sure about "willingly", considering that the Brits were very much in control at that time.
I honestly only learnt this through the citizenship materials so I don't pretend to know the details. So was Quebec forced to accept the union?

I think Belgium is also an example. The country is essentially created by the great powers not by themselves.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:18 AM
 
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Quebec, or should I say "Canada" which once referred to today's Quebec, tried to opt for independence in 1838, but the British and their anglo Canadian cronies crushed them with military force.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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I honestly only learnt this through the citizenship materials so I don't pretend to know the details. So was Quebec forced to accept the union?

I think Belgium is also an example. The country is essentially created by the great powers not by themselves.
Belgium was made by the rebellion against Dutch rule. The Walloons and Flemish teamed up to create a new country from the Netherlands, and after they won the British guaranteed their independence so that France wouldn't annex them (which would inevitably happen sooner or later). Not really similar to Canada.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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Quebec, or should I say "Canada" which once referred to today's Quebec, tried to opt for independence in 1838, but the British and their anglo Canadian cronies crushed them with military force.
Wait bigbubbles are you Danish?
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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Wait bigbubbles are you Danish?
Yes I am. Why do you ask?
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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And francophones who are anglo wannabes are often derided as being "colonisé".
I have been called this more than a few times in my life.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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Damn those are actually some really good points. *mind boggle*
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Is Quebec still a colony of Canada?

Until Quebec changes the game it remains just a Canadian province with a high concentration of French Canadians.
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