It seems every other election year, there are murmurs of Quebec’s egomaniacal need to separate from the rest of Canada. And this new election is bringing this idea whole heartedly to the table.
Under the ‘new leadership’ of Karl Peladeau, the Parti Quebecois’ platform has taken a hard turn from its recent stance on implementing a Divisive Secular Charter to pushing for reform of Quebec’s independence. Obviously this has led to outcry and debate, some going insofar as claiming that Quebec sovereignty would “destroy Canada”, which I find laughable at best.
Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism, and has embraced the bilingualism of English and French. The french language is the registered second language and you’d be hard pressed to find a sign or label without both languages present, unless of course you go to the French province.
The Quebecois have been stubborn in accepting its role in the rest of the country. Sure, in Montreal or Quebec City you’ll find the comfort of bilingualism, but go outside its borders and you’ll find hostility towards us English speaking rubes.
The festering cancer of Quebec’s push for sovereignty has diseased elections for far too long. If Quebec wants to behave like a petulant child stomping its feet – if it continues to resist its place in our great nation – let them separate. An exhausted debate with an ungrateful brat is not worth the energy it requires. Take your independence, enjoy your sovereignty and don’t let the door hit you on the way out.