reply to post by FlySolo
I'm impressed by the hate I see in the posts regarding the Quebec independance.
As a European, I have always seen Canadians as relax & fairly wise people.
Some people here start to sound like us Europeans, especially Belgians (French-speaking Wallons & Dutch-speaking Flamish simply hate each other these
As to should Quebec separate, well this is not the question asked by the OP here, and I would rather leave it to Canadians (Quebec & non-Quebec alike)
However, I have a question about that: doesn't Canada have a consitution amendment that prohibits any part of the country to separate?
For example France's constitution states that France is one and cannot be divided.
To reply to some people who said Quebec would be crushed shortly between two super powers, I would reply, just look at Switzerland, Luxemburg,
These small (-ish for Switzerland) countries are locked between France, Germany & Spain. Yet they are doing very fine, even much better than France or
Germany... probably because they have a "favourable" tax system.
I tend to not favour separatism, as your country is then smaller, and you loose the advantage of the number, of a powerful big country: when Canada,
US, Germany, China, Russia,... speak up, other counties listen to them. When, for example, Belgium (5 million people) speak up, well no one really
cares (I say that with all due respect to Belgium, it is just that they are not so powerful on the international scene).