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View Poll Results: Who will separate first?
Quebec 7 100.00%
Alberta 0 0%
British Columbia 0 0%
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Although, at this point, both are distant possibilities, these are the two areas of Canada where there actually are separatist parties on at least provincial level.

On one hand, Couillard is destroying Quebec culture, and destroying separatism (with increased immigration and a modified history curriculum). On the other hand, Notley's election can preclude Western separatism.

Nevertheless, who is most likely to separate first?
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Quebec. Any separation talk in Alberta is just talk, and it's not serious. There is no action.

In the end, I doubt that Quebec will separate, but as it has a political party devoted to separation, and Alberta has no such party, I think that if it came down to a choice, I'd have to say Quebec.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:53 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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BC and Alberta, never. Quebec could be likely but I say that only because there's so much talk about it there. But I really don't think Quebec will ever separate either.

I didn't vote in your poll because you didn't provide an "other" or "none of the above" option.

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Old 06-17-2015, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Neither!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is this really a serious question?
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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Is this really a serious question?
A/J; that's probably the only rhetorical question you've ever asked on here.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:16 AM
 
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How can the "west" separate? What to gain actually?
Quebec could, but not before it gets its economy in shape. I wouldn't mind if it did if that's what the people want.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A/J; that's probably the only rhetorical question you've ever asked on here.
I do it from time to time, but that fact is likely lost on people given the flood of verbose musings I usually post on here!
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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IMO Quebec seems more likely to separate, it has both provincial and federal parties dedicated to fulfilling the dream of Quebec separation and it has a sizable demographic that would vote in favour of this option.
Western separation is a pipe-dream shared by a few but its a scenario that will never happen.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I also don't understand what the election of NDPer Rachel Notley has to do with Western or Alberta separatism.

It's mostly the right-wingers in the West who muse about separation. Even the Alberta Tories have been known to say things that were crypto-separatist. Like Ralph Klein's talk of putting a "firewall" between Ottawa and Alberta.

Separation wasn't even a sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-text of the Notley campaign.
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