I’m an 80-year-old fifth generation Canadian and I am bewildered.
Our confederation in the 1860s certainly started with enthusiasm and optimism. Sir. John A. MacDonald stated, “Everything is to be gained by union and everything to be lost by disunion.”
Georges Cartier from Lower Canada echoed similar statements.
Since then, we have become a magnificent country and we have enjoyed a number of distinguished French Canadian prime ministers.
According to a recent U.N. survey, we live in the best country in the world. So, my question is, “Why would anyone, who helped build the best country in the world want to leave it?”
In many families there are differences, but if there is respect for all the members, differences can be generally managed satisfactorily. But there must be mutual respect or nothing meaningful will happen.
If our glorious country is seriously weakened by internal, destructive bickering, it may prove to be a strong temptation for our powerful neighbour, the U.S.A. to intervene, which could result in the U.S. from the Rio Grande to the North Pole, all of which is bad for Canada and Quebec.
So. Let’s try and return to our original enthusiasm and remain the best country in the world.