Monday, September 03, 2012

QUEBEC IS A COUNTRY?


Yesterday I was reading a Blog post http://www.greaterfool.ca/2012/09/02/leadership/ about the upcoming election in Quebec when it dawned on me that unconsciously I have seen the Quebec flag every day when I walk the dog.

See, Jarnac has sister cities around the world just like any other town, one of the four is Donnacona in Quebec. But not with a Canadian flag next to the town's name. It shows a Quebec flag.  It seems that the french government recognizes  Quebec as a sovereign nation, not part of Canada.  Huh? When did that happen? 

If you look here, http://en.db-city.com/Switzerland--Bern--Thun--Thun#twintown  Thun, Switzerland has a sister city in Quebec as well....guess which flag is on display. Yeppers, the Maple Leaf.
Jarnac also has a twin city in the UK, with the Scotish flag next to it, whereas the German and Italian sister towns have their respective national flags next to them. A strange thing.  

Other than a few Italians I have no friends in Quebec who would be able to me tell their side of the story, but to me, I do not understand why anyone would want to break away from Canada and start another country.
Having lived in the US, Canada and Europe, in the sum of all things, Canada got it licked. Minus the weather. Why screw that up? Pride? That's crazy.

As newcomers to Jarnac, we are invited for a drink to the mayor's office at the end of this month. Guess what I am going to ask him......






QUEBEC & GERMANY - TWO SOVEREIGN COUNTRIES?

LONG WAY TO GO

AND SCOTLAND TOO?

6 comments:

Mojo Nixon said...

Is Scotland a country?

H.Peter said...

Not in my books

Wonton said...
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Wonton said...

Quebec isn't an official country but in 2006 the Canadian govt recognized that Quebec is a nation -- which it has always been. Maybe not a sovereign nation, but definitely a nation.

Ken Broadhurst said...

Les indépendantistes ont gagné les élections législatives au Québec hier. HP, have to been to Quebec to see what it's like?

H.Peter said...

I looked at some websites about the sentiments Ken, it would be a good ground for french realtors to find some clients......