Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Is Quebec Divisible? Quebec Natives Say Yes

Now that the Canadian province of Quebec is headed towards another provincial election, it is interesting to hear both the leaders of the pro-federal Liberal party and the separatist Parti Quebecois party say that in the event of a 'yes' vote from a future referendum on separation, Quebec is not divisible. That is, the borders of Quebec will remain intact whether it separates or not.

Leaders of Quebec Native aboriginals on the other hand have reacted saying that both political parties are ignorant of history as most of the land mass of Quebec is claimed by Natives. Native aboriginal leaders refuse to be dictated by any provincial government whether pro-federal or separatist. This leads me to believe that if Quebec ever separated from Canada, things will get quite messy as I'm sure Native aboriginal tribes as well as the Inuit in northern Quebec will band together and not allow their land to be part of any Quebec as a separate, sovereign nation. Any new Quebec 'army' will certainly have their hands full as the Quebecois will soon realize that a civil war can erupt.

The other interesting fact right now is that the rest of Canada is showing little interest in the Quebec election and the debates on separation.

For artwork, see Native Aboriginal Art.

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