Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Quebec Nation Resolution - imagined by Steelcitygrit

This was a little late in coming.

WHEREAS bettering our short-term electability justifies triggering a long-term erosion of the legitimacy of the Canadian state

WHEREAS a scandal which had no inherent relation to any theoretical federalist camp cost us a close election, which has led us to adopt Separatist/Conservative revisionist history that claims the Liberal federal brand has been forever reviled in the province of Quebec

WHEREAS it is most politically expedient to ignore the small voices – James Bay Cree, Haudenosaunee, new Canadians, the old-stock Anglo minority - in Quebec

WHEREAS some cardboard groupthink intelligentsia call us bad names and it hurts our feelings

WHEREAS the French Canadian nation outside of Quebec will still be able to survive culturally, because anyone has the option of moving to Quebec

WHEREAS the Charter of Rights and Freedoms means less to us then does the purported slight 20+ years ago of a minority of Quebec’s elected representatives that belonged to a party committed to the dissolution of the Canadian state

WHEREAS Trudeau is responsible for a close referendum result in 1995, more than a decade after Canada rejected his federal approach and attempted “recognition”

WHEREAS we lack the intellectual and intestinal fortitude to confront the ideas of Separatists head-on, and instead hope that agreeing with them will scupper their legitimacy

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Quebec wing of the Liberal Party of Canada recognizes Quebec as a Nation.

10 Comments:

Blogger Skip said...

Well done. Good show.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

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1:43 PM  
Blogger Peter Wrightwater said...

Funny. Sad. True!

5:09 PM  
Blogger Zac said...

Well put Mike.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

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9:26 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Outstanding.

(sorry I keep messing up the messages w/ deletions)

9:47 PM  
Blogger WestmountLiberal said...

As one of those minority anglo Quebeckers, thanks for your comments Mike.
It supports why Ignatieff should back off this ever divisive issue.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Skip said...

But... how are you supporting Ignatieff if you feel this way? It is after all, his most important issue...

-Skip

9:13 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

No Skip it is not, if you want to know why read our endorsements. AND, perhaps we should not lock in like seals and instead continue to evaluate contendors

1:34 PM  
Blogger Devin said...

This is not the full resolution...you have left out the last "be it resolved" paragraph.

6:19 AM  

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