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Old 04-29-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Johnson Creek,WI
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I imagine,like Scotland,most Quebec voters would realize they may lose their very generous welfare benefits and vote no to secession.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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Or in general much of anything else.
Not true. It's ridiculous to insult Americans for not thinking about Quebec.

With nearly 200 countries in the world, how can anyone be expected to be aware of the internal matters/conflict going on in all of them?

I'm sure Canadians don't know much of anything about the independence movement in New Caledonia or some other random country.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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Not true. It's ridiculous to insult Americans for not thinking about Quebec.

With nearly 200 countries in the world, how can anyone be expected to be aware of the internal matters/conflict going on in all of them?

I'm sure Canadians don't know much of anything about the independence movement in New Caledonia or some other random country.
Canada is virtually the suburb of the US. Most people in the US know about Quebec. I could take a survey here in Omaha and i can assure you the vast majority would know.
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Speak for yourself.

I wonder how often people from Quebec think about, say, New Mexico border issues. Whether or not Quebec is independent really isn't a burning question to most Americans, any more than New Mexico's border issues are to people in Quebec.
Exactly.Its a fleeting thought at best.
What do Quebecois think about Puerto Rico becoming a state? They don't.Why would they?
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Nation du Québec
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Not true. It's ridiculous to insult Americans for not thinking about Quebec.

With nearly 200 countries in the world, how can anyone be expected to be aware of the internal matters/conflict going on in all of them?

I'm sure Canadians don't know much of anything about the independence movement in New Caledonia or some other random country.
You are right. We don't expect Americans to know this. Americans are a great neighbour so I am not going to do that stupid "fat dumb Americans" stereotype.

However it is, I want to show my appreciation from the comments from our great ally to the south.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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Quebec city is gorgeous, very historical parts like savannah charleston richmond and new orleans. I loved the fact that you can find mint juleps in Montreal too. Many confederates were operating in montreal during the war between the US states . quebec is beautiful country

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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As you might guess from my screen name, I am a Canadian.

If Quebec wants to separate, that's OK with me..........BUT they need to pay their financial debt to Canada, FIRST. Canada has built hundreds of things ( like airports, bridges, railways, The St Lawrence Seaway , Canadian Forces Bases, and Federal Government buildings ) all over Quebec. They can't be moved, can they ?

Should the taxpayers of Canada simply hand over those Billions of dollars worth of assets, with no compensation ? Not at all.

A few further points that seem to be over looked .........Quebecers owe a huge debt to Canada, for those things I mentioned above. In addition, what currency will a separate new Quebec use ? Not the Canadian dollar, I think. If they separate, they can forget about getting the pensions they paid into.

A new Quebec will be a isolated island of about 7 million French speaking people, surrounded by a continent of 260 million English speakers. As it is now, they pretend that they can call the tune, by demanding that every one deal with their Provincial Government in French. Try that with the US Government and be prepared to be laughed at.

The new Quebec will be the first third world country with snow in the winter time.

Jim B.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I am naturally sympathetic to it, but it will be a matter that Quebecois must decide. Speaking from a Ukrainian perspective, the Russians and Poles, among others, tried to assimilate and homogenize my people in similar ways. So I am naturally sympathetic to a people such as the Quebecois who do not identify with the larger power that occupies their land.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:30 AM
 
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The Habs would probably leave Montreal due to currency problems, so maybe it wouldn't be all bad.
But in all seriousness, its a bad idea, being part of a country as successful as Canada isn't something that you give up, especially because most of the economic growth of Canada is outside of Quebec so having a federal government including more prosperous areas is a good thing for Quebec.
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