Quote: Originally Posted by Andem
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair
I don't think the exodus is even close to over. Having lived in Montréal, I know a very large amount of people who would move if Québec separated. Thanks to the separatist movement, Montréal will only see more and more empty shop windows and abandoned buildings.
All good questions, Rick. A lot of Anglophones would certainly move and some offices would undoubtedly disappear, but I think the majority of that exodus is over now.
You might have thought that the amount of people moving out of Quebec in the last 10 years is a lot, but honestly, you have not seen anything yet.
I've lived my hole life and montreal, and theirs alot more seperatist then you might imagine. The exodus is long over, and then ones still here will most likely stay here, as long as their standard of living does decrease. Same with corporations... Do you really think compagnies, will live a profit behind? Thats ridiculous.
As for our economy, won't suffer that much. Parizeau is the greatest economist of this province, and he was a leader of the PQ. La Caisse Desjardin, the biggest private investement compagny of Québec, is known for its seperatist stance. Sure, some will move. But they will be replace by another, that im quite sure.
We would own the entrance to the saint-lawrence, this full control over the flow of goods threw it. It would be in the intrest of both Canada and the US to negotiate with a new goverment.
Natives, quite the question indeed. The use of the military in Oka was over kill. The police could of easily handled it. Québec goverments have somewhat, better relationships with all Natives if you exclude the Mohawks. The montagnais here (Chicoutimi, moved not so long ago) live quite well. They have their own schools, payed for by the provincial goverment. It can be seen with other tribes as well. Its the Mohawks that are the problem. They refuse to learn french, and continue to cause trouble. By refusing to adapt, they are causing their own downfall. And thus, thats why they are one of the poorest indian Nations in Québec. But afterall, the Natives are under federal juristiction. And to even negotiate with the Natives, Québec has to fight with Ottawa. As of last election, the BQ count a Native in their parlement ranks. A Montagnais, from the Lac StJean area.
The french population counts for 82% of total. Anglophones little more then 11%, and the rest are allophones.