Saturday, December 29, 2007

In Case You Missed It...

I know I didn't catch this one over the holidays. From La Presse:

Stephen Harper souhaite que la résolution qui reconnaît les Québécois comme une nation soit incluse dans la Constitution canadienne dès que « le terrain sera fertile ». Dans une entrevue exclusive accordée à La Presse, le premier ministre invite donc à se raviser ceux qui croyaient que cette résolution serait sans lendemain.


Translation: Eeek!

RANDOM THOUGHT UPDATE: I wonder when Harper will start saying this in English...

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4 Comments:

  • My blood is already boiling!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:30 PM  

  • Has this been reported in the English media? Does Harper think Canadians deserve two versions of his vision for Canada, and if so, why is that?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:21 PM  

  • Paul Wells mentioned this last week.

    By Blogger Reg, at 12:08 PM  

  • One can say a lot of things when one knows that one will never have to do the thing.

    Harper is creating a wedge issue in Quebec, and a wedge issue to divide Quebec Liberals.

    The Constitution is already interpreted by the Supreme Court in this way. "Quebec is a nation" is already in the constitution just like "gay rights" were already in the Constitution.

    The argument against such a nation clause or a distinct society clause is that to be specific about the specificity, actually limits the specificity, just like "gay marriage" limits notions of acceptable gay behavior and relationships by adopting the heterosexual model and language.

    But just like the phony debate about the word "marriage" is an effective wedge issue that activates the extremists on either side, a phony debate about the word "nation" will activate the extremists on either side.

    I sort of detest wedge politics.

    By Blogger whyshouldIsellyourwheat, at 9:01 PM  

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