Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rights are SOOOOOO inconvenient

You have to think that that's what this Quebec separatist is discussing when he says that only an independent Quebec will "guarantee" the preservation of the French language: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/11/26/accommodation-hearing.html. You see, while Quebec is still in Canada, it has to deal with pesky rights and freedoms--though it still does a fairly good job of ignoring those, too. However, if it were independent, it wouldn't be a far stretch to expect to see the English language banned outright.


Anonymous said...

Didn't Bloq Quebec suffer some bad losses when the national elections that put Harper into office happened?


Bald Headed Geek said...

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the BQ took some hits in the last election, and in a couple of byelections since, but Quebec nationalism is never far from the surface, and even the "federalists" in the province still place Quebec's interests ahead of those of Canada.

As well, these things tend to run in 10-15 year cycles. Right now, separatism is on a "down cycle". Watch over the next 3-5 years for a revival.


serket said...

I've had to call a company in Saint-Hubert for my job. They answer the phone in French, but quickly switch to English after I respond.