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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Question unanswered

With the Iggy Nationalists out in force gloating about how the most neo-conservative Prime Minister in Canadian history agrees with their guy on yet another issue, I thought I would repost a blog post I made a few weeks ago on this whole nation notion.

I am a francophone living outside Quebec. In the 1850s, my family established its home in what is now known as Ontario. They were the descendants of Canada's earliest French settlers. Thus, I belong to one of Canada's "founding peoples," even though I reject the concept of colonialism such a term implies.

While I do not live in Quebec, I am proud to share in "the unique language and culture" that characterizes francophones in that province.

What about me? Do I have a nation? If yes, what is it? If no, why not?