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Old 04-22-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Nation du Québec
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What do American people think about Québec independence.

Some background:

We were conquered by the empire of the British in the 1700's. They deported many who went to Louisiana and became called «Cajuns». They tried to wipe out the culture of the rest of, and this includes the Canadian government that inherited British empire lands in North America. In Québec we survived as the lower class (85% of the population) ruled by the British/English Canadians.

We want to be a republic like the USA. Canada is a monarchy with a European monarch at the head of state, the English Queen, and we do not want it. The USA is the land of the free and a strong model for success, this is something that enough credit is not given in to. I am interested in American thought because Americans are reputed for supporting free people and self determination. We desire to a closer alliance with the Americans and enjoy having such good neighbours. We also envision a Québec that is peaceful like a Norway or Switzerland. We have come far since the start of our movement in the 1960's but fell short of independence. In 1995 during our second indepandance vote (the first was in 1980, we lost 60-40), 61% of Québecois voted for independence, but of course the people who conquered us voted too and so this shifted the independence vote to 49.5% to 50.5%. An independent Québec will be the 29th largest economy in the world, 20th largest country in the world, and have a living standard similar to UK and Finland.

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Old 04-22-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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As a guy who lived there and speaks the language, Quebec should be an independent country. I'm with Michael Ignatieff on this one, Quebec independence is inevitable.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Do not care.
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'm down for it. Show those clowns in Ottawa who's boss.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Didn't know it was a thing.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:00 PM
 
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I have long been a supporter of Quebec independence. The interesting question is going to be what will happen to the maritime provinces. Will they become US states, or will Canada just be a non-contiguous country?
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I don't really care. Please note, that yes, Americans as a collective support FREEDOM! and BOOTSTRAPS!, but IMO we do so to a fault. Also, your proposed Swiss/Norwegian level of tranquility and peace directly conflicts with your hopes of an American-like republic.

Remember, that which divides us, well, divides us. Instead of Quebecois uniting with the rest of Canada as Canadians, you wish to balkanize yourselves as I'd presume, a Francophone state? So does that mean y'all are going to deport your Anglophones to Louisiana?
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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I'm 100% for more independence, more soverign states carved out of old empires, and maximum local governance for people who seek self-determination.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Sussex, New Jersey
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I definitely support Quebec's independence. They have every right to do so. Almost every English Canadian I have met, including my next door neighbor, hates them with a passion. They go on and on about dirty French Canadians ruining Canada, but every French Canadian I have come across is a pleasant person. It gives off the vibe that the French Canadians are beneath the English Canadians in the Canadian hierarchy. I don't know, it just rubs me the wrong way. They Quebec has everything going for it to build a new nation so I say go for it.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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If you want the answer to the OP's question then skip to 7:28. Otherwise enjoy the clip


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