March 18, 2014

Canada's Separatism Fatigue

Rex Murphy, National Post

The Associated Press

Between the time I recall at university, to now — with separatism’s latest star avatar, Pierre Péladeau, arriving to revivify the moribund movement — the issue has lost its driving power in many Canadians’ hearts. The citizenry no longer see it as their responsibility to placate Quebec. They no longer see separatism as resulting from defects in Canada, or an insufficient level of respect for Quebec, its culture, customs and tongue. They perceive the dynamic of Quebec separatism as ever-so-much a one-way street, and are tired of it.

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TAGGED: Canada, Quebec, Separatism, Parti Quebecois, Pauline Marois

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