Notes on Quebec & Partition
For immediate release
Address by Allen E. Nutik , Leader/Chef, AffiliationQuebec
Language Fairness, Ottawa, Ontario, Nov 13/07
For at least two generations, now, Quebec's nationalists and separatists have monopolized and controlled the Canadian agenda with their "ought to be illegal", 'Question nationale', more commonly referred to as the issue of Quebec separation.
This agenda must eventually be put to rest!
And it cannot come too soon for Canada, which is hurting seriously from this divisive and never-ending conflict.
More than two million staunch and loyal Canadians live under the political uncertainty of Quebec, while Federal party leaders openly compete to appease our nationalist/separatist factions in order to buy their votes, so either party can form a majority Canadian Government, which historically cannot be achieved without about 50 seats from Quebec...now inhabited by the separatist Bloc Quebecois.
Why? So is it as unwitting appeasers, they can give Quebec even more cash and transfer of powers that the eventual separation of our neighbouring province just over the bridge COULD become an inevitable reality?
They may be our national politicians, but nobody ever said they were smart, a fact they insist on proving all too regularly.
We Quebecers, Francophone, Anglophone, Allophone, aboriginal, we mostly thought we lived IN Canada, in a province our ancestors and we, contributed significantly to building, practicing reasonable accommodation with all our neighbours, paying our taxes, and being good citizens.
In reality, we live under a Quebec regime of "state sanctioned discrimination", and worse, to which, Federalist parties have eagerly and shamefully acquiesced.
And on a personal level, the intolerance and open racism, too frequently expressed before the ever-ongoing Bouchard Taylor Commission, without any serious refutation up to now, is a truly disgraceful public display!
If Premier Jean Charest and his liberal party, deservedly on its way to political destruction, did NOT know...then it definitely should have known that it was opening a Pandora's box full of such ugly proportions, that AffiliationQuebec is holding Mr. Charest and the Liberal Party fully responsible for pandering to the worst nationalist elements in Quebec, and for fomenting the latest silly season round of racist feelings, of which the other nationalist parties in Quebec are and have been fully prepared to take full advantage.
The silence and complicity of the Anglo and minority members of the Quebec Liberal Party performing against the interests of the voters who have elected them is unconscionable, and leads to the false belief that some kind of language peace and abrogation of rights rapprochement has been attained.
Not where I live!
Perhaps, and I say this advisedly, the time has come for all Canadians across the country, to call loudly for the partition of Quebec, if necessary, but not necessarily partition, so the separatists may perhaps establish their ill-gotten independent state, and be gone from the daily lives of democratic loving, full rights enjoying, Canadians, if as disaffected Quebecers, they are unable to find an adequate modus vivendi, which definitely seems to be the case.
Greater minds than I, you can be assured, will work out the full details of citizenship, territory, exact boundaries, division of national debt, assets, pensions, a new name if necessary, and the myriad of other details implicit in such a divorce, should it become the case.
Once complete, the rest of us can get on with our happy and productive and tolerant Canadian lives in the bilingual, respectful, welcoming, and loyal to Canada, altered Quebec Province, where we.... proud Québécois, Native and Aboriginal people, Anglophones, Allophones, and immigrants, all part of this huge "minorities" of Quebec, où on peut vivre ensemble, en paix, en fraternité, dans un nouveau partenariat des gens vivant ensemble, dans une esprit d'enrichissement collectif et personel.
Loyal Canadians in Quebec have been abandoned not only by our Federal parties and politicians in Ottawa, but by most of our own English language media, and here I single out the erstwhile Montreal Gazette, in whose pages the name of AffiliationQuebec rarely appears in any major or significant way, the National Post, the English service of the CBC, and the others, who know very well who they are, who have clearly failed to uphold the fight to respect our constitutionally entrenched rights, and the political activists who relentlessly pursue those honourable ends.
Why do they want to block our important and just message, I ask them?
What is so fearful about a blatantly Canadian oriented provincial party that stands up for individual rights, and remaining Canadian in a very turbulent and unsettled Quebec?
What is so sacrosanct about the Quebec Liberal Party that it bears unquestioned protection in some media, despite having grievously misrepresented and sold out so many of its' Quebec voters interests?
The nationalists must no longer be permitted to control the agenda! And as long as AffiliationQuebec is on the scene,
I can assure you that we will permit no quarter to unsubstantiated Quebec nationalist claim, nor failure of response to any implied threat.
And we, staunch and loyal Canadians in Quebec... we must not permit ourselves to be, nor to become the victims of this misdirected nationalism based on revisionist historical fact.
AffiliationQuébec... nous appuyons la Langue Française, nous supportons la culture Québécoise, on respecte l'empiètement dans la Constitution Canadienne des droits des Canadiens Français... mais on exige que les droits des minorités soient également respectés.
There is nothing in the AffiliationQuebec program that is unfriendly to the Québécois enterprise except for two subjects:
- The separation of Quebec from Canada... and
- The abrogation of any minority right.
If not.... We, loyal Canadians do have our Plan B...and that, of course, is the basic concept of Partition if necessary, but NOT necessarily partition.
And let me make this abundantly clear.... it is NOT our first choice to divide and partition the Province of Quebec. Separation in whatever form is NOT our agenda
This is a "Plan B", a reaction and alternative to the shambles that Canada's leaders have created by NOT specifying and enforcing the integrity of our land, from the far north, to the bays and forests of Quebec.
Through their absences and omissions, it has become incumbent on the citizens who believe unquestionably in the validity and future of our country, to create the required new political structures that will bring pressures to bear in order to correct the weaknesses that threaten to tear us asunder.
Do NOT believe for a moment, what you have heard from the pundits, my friends, that the menace of separation is dead! It may have touched a temporary low it its cycle, but I do promise you that the push for Quebec separation is far from dead!
As the PQ and the Bloc, and other nationalist/separatist organizations like Les Jeunes Patriots du Quebec, Imperatif francais, and the Mouvement Montreal Francais ratchet up their latest versions of anti Anglo and minority rhetoric, it is their clear intention to divide, threaten, and frighten us in order to hasten our departure from Quebec, so they can create the "winning conditions" for the inevitable next referendum on separation.
Old age, dying, and the continuing departure of any Quebecer who would vote "NO", they think, is the ticket to separation in this demographics driven game. And, they are not wrong.
And through all of this, the Charest Liberals and ADQ support them by their silence and complicity.
It is time for us to speak out and protest our unjustified loss of rights, or else come to accept the vile indignities the ultra-nationalists, resident in most Quebec political parties, across the public service, and especially in positions of public policy, have and will continue to heap on us.
We have ceased to be full citizens of Canada, let alone of Quebec. We are held hostage in a Quebec of abrogated rights and hostile feelings.
The openly contentious situation in Quebec underscores the formation of AffiliationQuebec, this new political party established to pursue the full rights and interests of staunch Canadians living in Quebec.
The framework is here.... but we need more...so we call on you, our friends outside of Quebec, for your moral support, influential endorsement, and ultimately, financial encouragement, to help us to build the walls and roof of our very own political enterprise, constructed in the valid endeavour to regain our precious rights, and to save our wonderful country.
Allen E. Nutik, Leader/Chef