Sunday, December 03, 2006

Letter To The Editor - Dec 3, 2006 - From Pierre Moyen - Re:“Nationhood For Quebec"

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 19:31:19 -0800

To LFP Editor,
I once lived in Quebec, but I moved away so that my children would not live with the bigotry that was brewing darkly among the separatists in the nineteen seventies. In earlier, days the Montreal area had a good mixture of ethnic groups, and I seldom felt badly treated by French speaking Canadians any more than other Canadians. Unseen by most people though, there was a strong undercurrent working methodically to obtain nationhood status when the time was right. The emotion factor had a strong bearing on the mood change that came over many French speaking Canadians, and a tide of distrust and even violence was the result. A person could write a couple of books on the emotional and political maneuvering that has lead up to the present, but that would best be discussed at another time. The question now is how to rid Canada of this ulcer that will not go away.

The latest suggestion on parliament hill is to give Quebec nation status within Canada.. What good does nation status do anyone other than the blood suckers in Quebec politics who milk the rest of Canada constantly in one way or another? Quebec would then have license to do the same thing legally and methodically, while still scheming towards the next step in total separation. I suppose we would also have a Minister of Quebec Affairs in the next office to the Minister of Indian Affairs, and he would assure us all that the money that his office doled out was for a good cause.

It would be interesting to have readers join in and explain why Canada should not simply say to Quebec: “Go your own way, but settle your debts with Ottawa as you close the door behind you”. What are the pros and cons?
Pierre Moyen

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