Sunday, December 03, 2006

A Nation Within a Nation...Quebec Is..

A Nation Within A Nation... Quebec Is.

"Our position is clear. Do the Québécois form a nation within Canada? The answer is yes. Do the Québécois form an independent nation? The answer is no and the answer will always be no," Harper told the House on Wednesday.

Harper's motion — which states that "this House recognizes that Québécois form a nation within a united Canada — was prompted to defuse a Bloc Québécois motion to be debated Thursday. The Bloc motion calls for Quebec to be recognized as a nation but does not include the words "in Canada."

With this announcement, the government introduced a Motion to the effect to defuse the Bloc Quebecois (Federal separatist party, representing the interest of the counterpart provincial Parti Quebecois) which plans to introduce the same motion without including the “Nation Within” which could led for many to believe that Quebec is a Nation State, separate from Canada, when in Fact is not.

This issue better left for the people of Quebec to eventually decide, but as PM Harper further said, and I quote: “The Bloc Québécois has asked us to define this, and perhaps that's a good thing because it reminds us that all Canadians have a say in the future of this country”. Unquote..

The Motion was and overwhelmingly approved with l6 voting against and 2l6 voting for and all parties supporting it. One Government Cabinet Minister resigned his post (Michael Chong, Minister of Sports and In-charge of Unity File) on matter of principles. But he stated that he is not leaving the Party and still support the PM on all matters. The Federal Liberal Party whose Provincial Counterpart is the government of the day in the Quebec, the New Democrats and even the Bloc Quebecois, who rejected the Government motion at first also supported it.

Quebec as well as the other Nine Provinces and the Three Territories that are the sum total of Confederation and is the Nation of Canada are each an autonomous entity. Each in own way is a Nation within a Nation, but Quebec as one of the founding fathers of Canada as recognized in our Dual Languages, her distinct Cultures, and Her History as a Distinct Society. To give her Such Recognition as a Nation within a United Canada, as most of our Leaders and perhaps the Majority of Canadians (this, we are not sure yet), but certainly a majority of Quebecois, hope, will only make us much more united than before and still make Quebec Unique and Proud of Her History and Rightful Place in Canada.. Vive Le Quebec-une nation dans une nation.