Quebec Independence: It’s the End of Chicken

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For 150 years, Quebec has been fighting against the lunch menu imposed by the government of Canada that goes against our interests and values

This has got to be one of the funniest parodies I’ve seen of Premier Marois spewing platitudes on Quebec independence.  The clip is dubbed by a local, talented young man who is obviously in hiding and  unlikely to accept any Juneau Awards for his anonymous skills.  Enjoy the laugh.  It’s better than crying.

Quebec sovereignty needs rebranding, says former premier

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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!

Quebec sovereignty needs rebranding, says former premier – Montreal – CBC News.

 

Unity protection lost under Bill 170, Nashen, Suburban

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CSL Councillors rip Michaud for remarks, Gazette

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Council Wades into Referendum Debate

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Tuesday 7 December 1999

Council Wades into Referendum Debate

DARREN BECKER

The Gazette

The recent heated revival of the referendum debate that sent shock waves throughout Canada has trickled down to the tranquil city of Cote St. Luc.

Municipal officials there yesterday adopted a resolution stating the city supports Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s recent decision to intervene, if necessary, in the next Quebec referendum to ensure the process is clear and credible.

“This is a symbolic gesture,” said Cote St. Luc Mayor Robert Libman. “We wanted to strike out and show our support.”

Last month, Chretien said a 50-per-cent-plus-one vote is not enough to break up the country, and any future referendum on Quebec independence must ask a simple question with a single focus.

“We want the prime minister to know that he isn’t standing alone on this issue,” said Councillor Glenn Nashen.

“The ability to affect changes starts at the grass-roots level,” Nashen said. “Because there is a real possibility that another referendum will be held, we thought this was the right thing to do.”

Cote St. Luc city officials plan to send copies of the resolution to municipalities across the Montreal Urban Community.

This isn’t the first time Cote St. Luc officials have decided to wear their federalist hearts on their sleeves.

In August 1996, the city adopted a resolution stating the city wants to remain in a Quebec that is part of Canada. Several other municipal councils in the Montreal area adopted similar resolutions.

Three months later, the council adopted another resolution stating the municipality would hold its own vote if any future referendum on Quebec sovereignty isn’t based on a “fair and clear question.”

The adoption of the latest resolution also makes sense since 96 per cent of Cote St. Luc residents voted against separation in the last two referendums, Nashen said.

The resolution also is an example of how city officials can voice their opinions on issues in the face of the looming threat of municipal amalgamations by the provincial government, Nashen said.

“Municipalities have an increasingly important role to play on a wide range of issues, including the whole national unity debate,” Nashen said. “As long as cities have a voice, we must continue to use it.”

Committed to Canada, Gazette

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