Andrew Coyne: Quebecers not only just said no to separation, but yes to the 1982 Constitution

Glad to see that a referendum will not be happening and that the majority of the Quebecois are happy with their place as a Canadian province. I love Canada’s diversity of language and culture. I love their history that dates back to Aboriginals, and European colonization. Without Quebec so much of this history and culture would be lost. We would not longer be as unique and there would be less emphasis on bilingual capabilities in the workforce. I have only been to Quebec once, and I didn’t stay for any period of time. But that doesn’t mean that I am indifferent to the province separating. I am a proud Canadian that loves the diversity of Canadian culture. I am very pleased that Quebec will remain a part of the Great White North! I also feel this is the best decision as even with a sustainable population Quebec would need a lot of support from their Canadian neighbours if separating. It would be a very difficult transition. Ok bon, c’est tout pour maintenant 🙂 À bientôt!
xoxo S

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The third “no”? In fact, this is the 22nd consecutive time Quebecers have said no: through two referendums, seven federal elections and now 13 provincial elections, separatist parties and the separatist project have never once received a majority of their votes.

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We should have had more patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people, to use Abraham Lincoln’s eloquent tribute to the power of democracy.

In the early going, nerves were stretched by the prospect of a Parti Québécois majority.

But the body politic is a wonderful thing. Voters invariably get it right — in this case, it turns out they wanted to boot the dismal and divisive PQ, and do so in a manner that ensured they don’t have to go to the polls again in 18 months or so.

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