Saturday, September 08, 2012

If Quebec Doesn't Stop, I'm Leaving

English: Québec Province within Canada. Españo...
English: Québec Province within Canada. Español: Provincia de Quebec en Canadá. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Province of Quebec 1774
English: Province of Quebec 1774 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If Quebec doesn't stop with the threats, I'm leaving Canada. I mean it. I know I said I might 15 years ago, but this time I really mean it. I'm leaving. I'm gone. I'm outta here. Did you hear me, I'm leaving. Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Hello?
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fernstalbert said...

That map looks about right to me!!! lol

Anon1152 said...

Why let a minority of Quebeckers speak for the province as a whole? Support for sovereignty today is well under 50%, and it was under 50% in two referenda. Quebec does not want to leave Canada. Though Quebeckers do have plenty of arguments about that amongst themselves.

RkBall said...

Hi Anon1152. Good to hear from you once again. (Where are you in your philosophy studies -- BA MA PhD?)

Because I'm tired of hearing from the squeaky wheel?

Because, in spite of the stats, Quebec nonetheless elected a party dedicated to separation from Canada?

Because we all know the game they are playing to extort ever more from Canada?

Because I'm pre-emptively seeking to show a stiff spine on Canada's part, in order to discourage their empty threats?

Anon1152 said...

- If a squeaky wheel gets the grease, I can hardly blame any particular wheel for squeaking. I think Ontario should squeak a bit more. Despite the fact that we receive equalization payments, we still pay more into the federal coffers than we receive. And the EI system pays out among the fewest benefits to Ontario (relative to population).

- In spite of stats, they elected the PQ. But this has a lot to do with our electoral system. Just over 30% of people voted for the PQ. And many who voted yes to the PQ would vote NO to separation. The government in power had been there for a long time, there were charges of corruptions, people were tired of them. The election of the PQ (the only other established alternative) was predictable.

- As for extorting money from Canada... it would be interesting to see which provinces get the most out of confederation, and which get the least. Who pays what into the federal coffers, and who receives what. I suspect PEI would come out on top for a simple reason: they are over represented in the Commons. My riding has about the same number of people as PEI. PEI gets 4 representatives. I get 1. Hardly seems fair to me. But I digress.

- Where was I? Ah, my studies. I'm somewhere in the middle of a PhD (but given the time I've spent here, I should be closer to the end...).

Anonymous said...

i guess they will have to renegotiate the hydo deal with NL.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"