What does Justin Trudeau think of the separatist movement in Québec

What does Justin Trudeau think of the separatist movement in Québec

I agree with everyone here and note that Mr. Trudeau is, like his father, a strong federalist who agrees Quebec belongs in Canada.Being 3/4ths of British extraction and 1/4ths Quebec French extraction he, like his father, realizes that there’s no such thing as a separate completely French identity in the country.However, I think privately he’s very pleased how poorly the Bloc Quebecois and the Parti Quebecois are doing.

The Bloc did better in 2015 than in 2011, but despite the unpopularity of the Harper Conservatives, they only had a net gain of six seats.They aren’t looking forward to the next election.The Parti Quebecois is also lurching and can’t seem to get back to the heights it enjoyed under Rene Levesque and Lucien Bouchard.

Trudeau’s attitude towards Syrian refugees is probably helping him in Quebec as well.Part of the problem with the separatist parties that has partly driven their success is their general opposition to immigration.However, this is becoming less of an issue as many people in the province start to embrace outsiders to rebuild the population.

But why is Syria important?

He thinks a threshold of 2/3 would be necessary for independence, despite all previous votes used a 50 % + 1 threshold (including Québec’s entry into the Federation by a vote of the MPs).In virtue of the Clarity Act he would have to power to make such a scandalous decision, unless of course Québec chooses civil disobbedience.During the long reign of Harper’s conservatives, he did say once independence was more enticing because only Québec resisted against Harper.« Je dis toujours que si, un moment donné, je croyais que le Canada, c’était vraiment le Canada de Stephen Harper, et qu’on s’en allait contre l’avortement, contre le mariage gai, qu’on retourne en arrière de 10 000 façons différentes, peut-être que je songerais à vouloir faire du Québec un pays.Oh oui.

Absolument.» “I always say that, if at some point, I believed that Canada, it really was Stephen Harper’s Canada, and that we went against aborption, against gay marriage, that we went backwards with 10 000 different ways, maybe I would think to make of Québec a country.Oh yes.

Absolutly.” He explained further : « On a un Canada qui devient mesquin, qui devient petit d’esprit, qui devient fermé, qui est anti-intellectuel, qui commence à prôner la division et s’ingérer dans les vies privées des gens.Excusez-moi, mais je ne reconnais pas ce pays.» “We’re having a Canada that becomes petty, small-minded, that becomes closed, that is anti-intellectual, that starts advocating division and meddle in people’s private lives.

As much as I wish it were the case, Justin and I do not converse about his innermost thoughts.Okay…actually we don’t converse at all.Nevertheless, I’ll take a stab at this question and guess what he thinks.

Given his father’s (the Inimitable Pierre Trudeau) Federalist sentiments, I suspect Justin likely shares those sentiments.Having been born and raised in Quebec, and being perfectly bilingual, I think Justin would be very much against separatism.After all, if he believed in it, wouldn’t he have represented the Parti Quebecois/ Bloc Quebecois?

So I doubt Justin shares the point of view of the Separatists at all.

The separatist movement in Quebec is not very active or prevalent any more.

When referendums were held on whether or not Quebec should separate the vote was always no.