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Here's the crux of the mattter: a Quebec separatist lawyer is making a proposal to, at least, have a "TEAM QUEBEC" ice hockey team for 2008. What will be next: a Quebec team for Vancouver 2010? Don't forget, if I'm right, Quebec will have its "provincial" election before the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and there have been talk in the past that the Parti Quebecois could take power again, when that time comes. On top of that, the same party has threatened Canada with another referendum like the one in 1995 in around 2009.

By the way, click on the link below:

Link: CBC: Lawyer Would Like To See Team Quebec At 2008 World Hockey Championships

Well, here he goes again. Instead of "would like" here, he is reported to say that the Prime Minister "must insist" on a "Team Quebec" in this case:

Link: CBC: PM Must Back 'Team Quebec,' Lawyer Says

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Guess this guy is really daydreaming, since the last post I made about his ideas here. According to this CBC article, Quebec City could be out from co-hosting the 2008 World Ice Hockey Championships. In fact, there are calls for an alternate city to take Quebec City's place; namely, either Winnipeg or Hamilton.

Link: CBC: Quebec City Could Lose World Hockey Championship

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Guess this guy is really daydreaming, since the last post I made about his ideas here. According to this CBC article, Quebec City could be out from co-hosting the 2008 World Ice Hockey Championships. In fact, there are calls for an alternate city to take Quebec City's place; namely, either Winnipeg or Hamilton.

Link: CBC: Quebec City Could Lose World Hockey Championship

From what I heard and read, it seems that Quebec City just got by and held on to be one of the co-host, with Halifax, to host the 2008 World Ice Hockey Championships after all.

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:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Here we go again. Now that Canada has recognized Kosovo independence, there are rumors in the grapevine that Quebec will want to be their own country by 2009.

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In the distant future it's possible for a Quebec NOC to exist as long as it TOTALLY breaks off of the mainstream socially and politically, the IOC decides to accept non-independent NOCs again, and the rest of Canada can deal with the fact that the good percentage of successful Canadian athletes who are from Quebec will be lost. Right now it's pretty tied in. Even if Quebec were seperate in every way other than bordering, there is still a question of geographical continuity to the maritimes.

Maybe 100 years from now there will be a tribute to the Chinese NOCs system. Canadian Quebec and Maritime Canada. hahaha.

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Look, Quebec isn't going anywhere. The Kosovo situation is different. They suffered a war, a genocide, and many hardships. Quebec, on the other hand, gets a lot of Ottawa lovin' and in turn, they inflict Celine Dion on the rest of the world. This is the just the Quebec "neverendum", so it isn't even worth discussing.

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Oh please, give us a break!

First off, there's a difference between Québec nationalists and separatists/sovereignists. Probably more than 60% consider themselves bleu/e (nationalist); a small minority have support for independence from Canada. And most of them are 50+--the generation of the Quiet Revolution.

And the animosity between anglophone and francophone Canadians is largely one direction today: anglos towards francos. Most francophones--particularly younger, educated ones--see the dream of independence as a low priority...if a priority at all. They want access to better schooling, well paying jobs, and a cleaner environment.

This thread (or much of it) shows yet again how stoopid and ignorant too many people are about both the history and reality of Canada, including Québec.

Tensions? At times. Rupture? Not gonna happen. Complex? You betcha...and that's why a lot of multi-ethnic nations look to Canada as a role model. Not because we're always warm and fuzzy and tidy. But because we deal with these things through talking. Not violence (save 18 months in the late 1960s and early 70s).

Something a lot of Canadians can't get their heads around. Allez chercher la connaisance, ouvrez (et librez) vos esprits.

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