Trudeau Son Wants To Lead Quebec Out Of The Union

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    ["A man that can speak two languages is blessed. A nation that has to speak two languages is cursed." No need to look any further for an example of that truism than our neighbors to the north. Almost right on schedule, another Quebecois decides its time for la belle Provence to secede. Enough of this needing language police in order to ensure all contracts are written in French. Betcha you'll enjoy press one for Spanish and two for English when they get around to that down here.]

    "OTTAWA (Reuters) - The son of one of the greatest defenders of Canadian unity, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has stirred up a hornets' nest by speculating about backing Quebec separatism if the country moves too far right.

    Trudeau's 40-year-old son, Justin, now a Liberal member of Parliament, said in an interview with the French-language service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp on Sunday that he was enormously saddened by the direction of the country under Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

    He said that at some point he might even back independence for his home province, French-speaking Quebec. Referendums in Quebec on independence in 1980 and 1995 both failed, the last one by a mere 1.2 percentage points."

    Trudeau son Justin mulls possible separate Quebec - Yahoo! News
     
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    How many times is this that Quebec is gonna secede from Canada??
     
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    they will regret their success if it ever happens
     
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    Proud for them, if they can pull it off.
    Self determination, it should be supported always.
     
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    Unlike the minor differences between US states, Quebec (and much of the Eastern provinces) really is a very, very different place than the rest of Canada. It's far more than language - it's also history, values and culture.
     
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    Fuck off Trudeau
     
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    PET is spinning in his grave.

    Craig Oliver once lamented that not only did Justin inherit his mother's looks, but sadly her intellect as well.

    :lol:

    (For those that don't know Oliver, he's a serious old liberal who has been on Question Period since the tv was invented I swear and was a great friend to Pierre Trudeau.)
     

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