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COLUMN: Robson – Canada’s national holiday is today, not last week’s Quebec day

- July 1st, 2012

Only one national day

by John Robson

Happy Canada Day. We don’t care if Quebec leaves.

Does that seem an unseemly topic for our national holiday? Well, I personally draw not just comfort but pride from a new poll showing 49% of us outside Quebec “don’t really care” if it separates.

Once upon a time such a survey would have occasioned much hand-wringing, soul-searching, and a desperate race by clueless anglo politicians to prove they, and they alone, could manage a reconciliation with Quebec despite such intransigent paleolithic xenophobia by the unworthy dolts who elected them. Today there’s more of a “Well, duh” feel about it. And rightly so. Read more…