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Re: Trades/NTR/Lee
In Response To: Re: Trades/Wayne/Trades ()

"Maybe now should push to put the "National language" back to English, and let those in Quebec that object head back to France !!!! "

Not a snowballs chance in hell of that unfortunately. They compose 25% of the population and are guaranteed 25% of the members of number of seats in the House of Commons.(total elected Canadian members of Parliament). And years ago a "Liberal" government declared English and French the 'official' languages of Canada. In fact if you expect to get anywhere in a Federal job here you need to be able to speak both languages fluently.

You see Canada also had a civil war between the English and the French. The English won the war and wrote up a surrender agreement for the French and a new constitution. That ended the problem. BUTTTTTT then word was heard the U.S. was once again going to invade Canada to get rid of the British presence once and for all. They had tried and failed once before in 1775 I believe and failed. Without a strong presence of British troops at the time the U.S. felt it was the perfect time to attack. U.S. President James Madison (1809-1817)convinced Congress that Canadians would likely welcome their invasion and got approval to invade. Canada asked Quebec and the French that remained here along with local Indian bands to help defend Canada against the U.S.attack. The Indians were promised Michigan and a few other gifts which got them on-board but the French insisted the constitution and surrender agreement they had signed when they lost the war against the English be ripped up and re-written. The French then basically wrote the constitution they wanted to join the defence of Canada. So all together they defeated the U.S. forces when they did invade. Canada survived again but were left with a very powerful Quebec and rights that were cast in stone. Only a separation would end the problem and that does come up now and again. Right now there is little talk of that even there but it does come to the surface now and again as time goes by. In 1995 a separation vote almost passed but since then has lost strength. Easier to get what you want with existing laws than to separate.

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