Duceppe Explains Himself

Canada's role in an Independent Quebec

Apr 8th, 2010 | By Coco Cabrera | Category: Featured

Gilles Duceppe was in St. John’s, Newfoundland, yesterday explaining that Canadians must continue to subsidize Quebec’s inevitable progress toward sovereignty.   Duceppe is touring Canada on a “fact-giving mission”.  According to Duceppe, funding for the separatist enterprise would come primarily through the transfer of resource wealth from Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador to the massively indebted Quebec.

Money tap

Duceppe said Quebec’s leaving Canada was a certainty and that Canadians would do well to prepare themselves.  Duceppe doubted that Quebec separation would unburden Canada of its tremendous level of subsidization of the one-time province as the current working model of an independent Quebec assumes the continuation of Canadian transfers. The new nation will also continue to ignore the spirit of the North American Free Trade Agreement by impeding the transmission of power from Newfoundland and Labrador to the rest of North America.  Duceppe also promised that the new independent nation of Quebec would assert its rights to offshore oil resources in Newfoundland and Labrador and those of the far north.  All Canadians would pay a special levy to Quebec once it was independent.

Duceppe painted a rosy picture of life in independent Quebec, one where all citizens would enjoy the patronage of Canadians, much as Duceppe does now in Ottawa.

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