The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81329   Message #1488589
Posted By: Dave (the ancient mariner)
19-May-05 - 07:03 PM
Thread Name: BS: Independent Quebec
Subject: RE: BS: Independent Quebec
Well TBPLad, I predicted that we would lose Quebec only when Quebec loses control of the federal government not before. The last referendum confirmed that as the younger generation gets to voting age, they eventually will vote in numbers large enough to ensure separation becomes reality. The people in the room with me during the last referendum were estatic when the results came in; except yours truly who saw a remarkable change in, and the significance of the numbers in the Yes vote. When I said "we just lost Quebec" and explained why, nobody could see my point.

Listening to many conversations about Quebec, and the issue at hand I find the average Canadian very complacent and unable to accept it. As I stated in my previous post, spiritually Quebec has already separated in their hearts and minds. Statistically, the results show a surge upward which can only be attributed to the younger Quebecers leaning towards leaving Canada. When you have such a close vote, it does not bode well for the future. If you have been following recent Canadian politics, you will have seen how dangerous an issue regional identity has become.

Yours, Aye. Dave