Posts Tagged ‘ Quebec sovereignty ’

Quebec’s Blue Christmas 2013 .. (or Canada’s Blue Christmas in Quebec)?

Dec 17th, 2013 | By | Category: In Brief

It may be a harbinger of things to come in Canada that the last few weeks of 2013 are showing fresh signs of creative motion in la belle province. Personally I hope this proves correct. I grew up in the Greater Toronto Area (and its somewhat still wider region) in the 1950s and 1960s. And  […]



Maybe Pauline Marois is telling the rest of us that we cannot do nothing about Canada’s constitutional future forever!

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

[UPDATED AUGUST 28]. Just over a week from now, the people/peuple of la belle province (which is, of course, not a province like the others, because of its beauty and many other things) will be choosing their next provincial government. It still seems wrong to jump to any big conclusions just yet — especially perhaps […]



Happy 20th anniversary Gilles Duceppe .. it’s not BQ’s fault that rest of Canada still hasn’t got its act together

Aug 16th, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

This past Friday marked the 20th anniversary of Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe’s August 13, 1990 by-election victory in the eastern downtown Montreal riding of  Laurier—Sainte-Marie. Even with a maternal grandfather from the United Kingdom, M. Duceppe was, so to speak, the first Canadian federal MP to be elected as an ostensibly “sovereigntist” BQ partisan. […]