Monday, April 18, 2011
There's a new poll on the right that is a good one to have at this time, as Canada is having an election campaign and the question of Quebec's role within the country has again come to the fore. The number of answers is nine, where the first three possibilities are where you are from (Canada outside Quebec, Quebec, outside of Canada) and the second three are what you want to see happen - full separation, semi-autonomy within Canada, remain as a Canadian province.
The options are a little vague because what exactly semi-autonomy means and how autonomous Quebec already is is a matter of debate, but for the sake of simplicity let's say that remaining within Canada as a province means about the same level of autonomy or less than now, semi-autonomy means most everything but foreign affairs and national defence. Separation doesn't need to be more clearly defined - it's separation and the establishment of a new country.