Posts Tagged ‘ Canada and Quebec ’

Debating conditions for “negotiations on Quebec’s secession from Canada” like rearranging deck chairs on Titanic

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: Canadian Provinces

As the end of the first month of 2013 looms, in the middle of yet another vaguely puzzling Canadian winter, a few less than crucial events have raised the oh-so-boring question of “Quebec independence” yet again. (Last night’s TV news videos of a flooded Sherbrooke Street in Montreal were more interesting than the NDP’s Sherbrooke […]



Will this Quebec election finally take the rest of Canada by surprise (and/or if it does will anyone care)?

Aug 1st, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

There seems at least some anglo central Canadian consensus that, as Lawrence Martin urges in today’s Globe and Mail, in the Quebec election that Prime Minister (Premier?) Jean Charest has just officially called for September 4, 2012, “The Péquistes don’t scare Canada now.” The latest survey data does show that “Parti Québécois takes the lead […]



Iggy returns .. laughing to keep from crying on Canada and Quebec

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: In Brief

I had just waded through an even two dozen articles on Michael Ignatieff and his latest thoughts about what Pierre Trudeau’s book of 1968 called Federalism and the French Canadians. (Well … that’s not exactly true : the first of the two dozen was actually an article by Michael Ignatieff himself — a review of […]



Happy birthday : Battle of Plains of Abraham 250 years old today

Sep 13th, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009.  Exactly 250 years ago today the residents of Quebec City awoke to find some 4,000 British soldiers waiting to do battle on the flat open space at the top of the cliffs, known as the Plains of Abraham. And this finally proved the penultimate act of what is still called la […]