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......
LONG WAY TO GO
AND SCOTLAND TOO?