Opposed To Quebec Separating From Canada Quebec Is An Integral Part Of Canada

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Canada is known for its diversity, defined by its multiculturalism. It is what it is BECAUSE of the two different societies living together as one country. Quebec is an integral part of Canada, just as Canada is inextricably tied to Quebec’s identity. Although there is a long history of tension between English Canadians and French Canadians, Quebec separating from Canada is NOT the answer as it would be detrimental to both Quebec and Canada. Instead peace can be reached in one unifying set of values.
It is true that French Canadians were discriminated against in the past. It is true that events such as the Red River Rebellion and Conscription Crises of 1917 and 1942 may have led Quebeckers to logically come to the conclusion that they were discriminated against and oppressed in Canada, and that at the time, the only way to be free from that oppression was to be a sovereign country on its own. However, that was what happened in the past. Since then, the Canadian government has realised the error of its ways and done all they can to promote equality between the English and the French. Now, Canada is bilingual. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equal rights to all people groups: including BOTH the English AND the French. Many positions of power are occupied by Francophones. The arts and culture scene in Quebec is given a lot of money by the government, and Quebec receives almost 8 billion dollars in equalization payments. Quebec no longer has any reason to complain that it...

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