What’s in a word? Well, according to former Premier Bernard Landry, sovereignty has been the wrong word all along and we should be hearing much more about independence.
Graeme Hamilton writes in the National Post today (Quebec sovereignists search for the ‘mot juste’): When Quebec separatists are consumed with debating which word is most likely to increase support for their cause, it’s a good sign that their own Independence Day is a long way off.
Funny, but having lived through decades of this neverendum referendum debate I do recall successive Quebec leaders shunning the independence word because it was too direct, accurate, errr scary. Scary no more. The former PQ boss wants independence dusted off and placed back up on the mantle.
Plus ça change plus c’est pareil!