Friday, October 27, 2006

That Nation Notion: What Is It Good For?

One just knows that something is definitely wrong with the idea of formally recognizing Québec as a nation, when you see Bernard Landry, Denis Coderre, Pablo Rodriguez and Claude Morin (Claude Morin!!!) all agreeing that Nationalism is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Well, folks, you can’t have it both ways:

1. Either recognizing Québec as a nation is a symbolic gesture, in which case it is useless, childish and dangerously divisive;

2. Or nationhood actually means something concrete, in which case in means reopening the constitutional can of worms, either by entrenching an interpretative clause in the Charter or by amending sections 91 and 92 of said Constitution.

Take your pick; you can’t just sit on the fence.

I know where I stand. I stand with Jean Chrétien: Forget the whole thing!.

Wag on,
Dudley

4 Comments:

Blogger Krieber said...

Bon Ok. La Présidente is mad at me because I shew her lime à ongles. But I'm sure it's not the lime, it's all these chrypto-separatists, roaming all around, including in our party.

Kyoto

10:25 PM  
Blogger Alter Boys said...

Hi there Kyoto-K,

I knew I'd hear from you.
Your message is actually a little...chryptic (si le mot existe).

Mais je crois comprendre que vous ne signerez pas la pétition visant à inviter M. Landry à notre convention. Quel dommage!

Nous libéraux avons tellement de choses à apprendre de ce petit monsieur et de Iggy et ses Spiders from Brossard!

As for chewing and biting, it's the name of the game, at least untill the convention.

Bark on, Keep wagging, keep reading,

Dudley.
(Jules vous salue)

10:53 PM  
Blogger Jason Bo Green said...

I think this may be my new favourite blog.

Quebec is not a nation - the Quebecois may be, but Quebec is not. Recognizing the real estate that Quebec sits on rather than the francophone people is an invitation for the separatists to claim that Quebec is not divisible, and that Canada has no claim to any pieces which wish to remain in Confederation.

My two cents.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Alter Boys said...

Thanks for the kind words.
Your two cents are worth a thousand bucks!
Dudley.

7:45 PM  

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