“Vive le Quebec libre!”(source) Quebec has always been separate and distinct from the rest of Canada. Many people even think of Quebec as being like its own nation. However, Quebec’s separation from Canada is not beneficial or desirable to most Quebecers or Canadians. Quebec will have trouble with economic sustainability, Quebec’s mere attempts at separation causes segregation and civil unrest, also there will be many social issues in a separated Quebec. In the end Quebec will not gain anything positive from a separation with Canada.
Keeping a stable economy will be one of the most difficult objectives for Quebec if it separates. The process of pulling away from Canada will have very strong negative effects on Quebec’s economy. For one, businesses will not want to stay in Quebec’s unstable economy. The same thing that occurred in the 1980’s during that separatist movement will happen again. Anglophone businesses will all leave Montreal and other Quebec cities to resettle in Toronto (web 2).
Also, during this difficult time and later facing other difficulties Quebec will have to tough it alone (web 1).
With Quebec being used to receiving help from Canada like the “equalization payments” (web 3), it will be difficult for them learn how to sustain themselves without this extra aid. During this time when Quebec is learning how to function as they’re own country their economy will be deteriorating. It is likely that Quebec will end up poorer than before. That is because of the loss of businesses and industry and consequently money. “On its own Quebec would be a weak, second rate nation, with only one city of economic consequence, Montreal.” (web 2)
Since the beginning of Canada, Quebec has never got along with the Nation as there is constant permanent friction between the two. Whether it’s the annoying political Party Quebecois trying to continually separate from Canada or the fact Quebec has ridiculous language laws it has not been easy for the country and province to live in harmony or at least just together for that matter for the past ...
Separation causes Canada many issues; segregation and civil unrest being main. Canada is a very ethnically diverse country; there are many people of various backgrounds and cultures. It would seem to be a segregation to let just one of these cultures separate and become their own country just to keep their traditions and language when the other races do not get that option. Additionally Canada does not try to assimilate people and make all the different races into one, they let all the different ethniscities to keep their traditions and heritage, and therefore there is no reason to seek separation to preserve the French culture. Also Quebec’s separation causes concern for Canada’s map; there would be a huge hole in the middle of Canada splitting it in half. This would create a disjointed Canada and would probably affect Canada’s nationalism and patriotism. Furthermore Quebec’s attempt at separatism has accounted for major disruptions in Canadian society. For example the FLQ (Front de Liberation de Quebec) which was a French terrorist group in the 1960s-70s, kidnapped British Diplomat, James Cross and Minister of provincial Government Pierre Laporte. This act of terrorism forced Canada to enact the War Measures Act and go into martial law for the first and only time while Canada was not at war. In the end Cross was let go, but Laporte was murdered. (Book 1) Quebec’s incessant attempts at separating disturbed Canada’s citizens many times.
Society in Quebec during and after separation will be very chaotic, the opposing sides (for and against separation) will both be easily inflamed. One reason the non French Quebecers; the Anglophone and the immigrants would be mad is that French would be the only language of a separated Quebec. This would cause many blocks and issues to the citizens of Quebec when attempting to work with the government or public services if they are not fluent if French. Also the public education system in Quebec would also become purely French, this makes students to either start studying in a foreign language or change to a private school. However, both of these options have complications; private schools are expensive and to change to different language in the middle of one’s schooling is difficult because you would need to relearn all of the terms and vocabulary normally used in school. Most of Quebec doesn’t want to separate, the Anglophone, the immigrants, the first nation and the youth. They see that life under a sovereign Quebec will not be as good as life in present day Quebec. The Quebec government will be interfering with many things to make them more French and there will be many laws passed to preserve the French traditions and language which would be debilitating to many of the non-French. The part of Quebec that does not wish to separate will create an opposing force and a division within Quebec. This division could escalate to the point where they may separate and rejoin Canada if Quebec ever separates, especially considering that this opposing force includes the Fist Nations who take up two thirds of the land in Quebec. So, if Quebec ever separates only a part of the land would divide from Canada. It is not the very beneficial for Quebec to give up most of its land and population just to preserve a language that has been preserved quite well for the past 143 years.
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Neither Canada nor Quebec gains from the separation of Quebec. Quebec will lose the stability it has at the moment in its society, economy and government. A new country will not have the confidence of many industries businesses and/or other countries. This will cause deterioration of Quebec’s economic stability as Quebec will lose many of its money making companies and its trade from other countries. Likewise Canada’s society is also going to be negatively affected by Quebec’s separation, as the country will be split in half literally and figuratively. The fact that one race of Canadians (the French) were allowed to diversify and segregate themselves will cause much controversy in the multicultural society of Canada. The terrorist acts done by a group of French separatists (the FLQ) and the problems Quebec’s separation would make for Canada’s map are two other thing which would create civil unrest among Canadian citizens; both are caused by Quebec separatism. Also, in the end more than half of Quebec’s own population does not wish to divide from Canada. There is no benefit to destroying the great country that is Canada which has only been as great because of the participation of all of the provinces and territories. Canada is a great country, why leave it? (web 2)
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