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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Separatists in a lather

Parti Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois and Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe have worked themselves Duceppe into quite a lather over French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s remarks  about Canadian unity. A pox on both their houses.

These smalltime politicians have puffed themselves up and have sent a letter challenging President Sarkozy’s remarks that the sovereignty movement is inward-looking and based in sectarianism.

The French president said:

quote-left-red-beige-bgDo you really believe that the world, with the unprecedented crisis that it is going through, needs division, needs hatred?

Those who do not understand that, I don't think they have understood the message of the Francophonie, the universal values we hold in Quebec as in France—the rejection of bigotry, the rejection of division, the rejection of self-confinement, the refusal to define one’s identity through fierce opposition to another.quote-right-red-beige-bg

Fair comment, I’d say.

The separatist leaders bleat and bray in response. What a bunch of petty whiners.smleaf

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  1. Stephane Dion was a separatist.

    My name is Not Ted and I like to go back in time to bring up irrelevant facts to make my points.