quebec rights

17th century
  • Quebec: oh yeah I know where china is sure, I've known that for 100 years
  • Quebec: It's west obviously
  • Quebec: just west of Montreal, Lachine, rapids and stuff, you can't miss it
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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. The mayor of Oka sent in SWAT teams to make the construction possible. 

After chasing off the police and construction workers, members of the tribe use a front-end loader that was left behind to build barricades from the abandoned police vehicles, blockading a highway. Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

My family! <3 

left to right: Quebec, France, Canada, Seychelles, Monaco

So stand up and be proud
And sing out very loud
We stand out from the crowd
‘Cause Canada’s really big!

Happy Canada Day ^_^

I thought this year I’d pay homage to one of the first fandoms I’ve been in and draw Canada and all the Provinces and Territories from the IAmMatthewian Project!

Given that the Quebec shooter was a right-wing, Trump-loving, pro-Israeli, anti-immigration, white-nationalist, anti-feminist lunatic [somewhat similar to Anders Breivik, Kyle Aaron Huff, Rusty Houser, Marc Lepine, Elliot Rodger, Craig Hicks, Jerad Miller, Robert Dear, Frazier Miller, Dylan Roof, Wade Michael Page, David Pedersen, James Brunn, Shawna Forde, Albert Gaxiola, Jason Bush, Keith Luke, Richard Poplawski, to name just a few] acting out his political views, I propose a ban and extreme vetting until we figure out what’s going on with these crazy white folk. They all seem to have their skin color in common, so we’ll base it on that, and some of the vetting questions can be “do you agree with Trump’s ban”, “why did we invade Iraq”, and “do you ever think about/fantasize walking into a school or theater or mosque or planned parenthood and murdering everyone you see or those who spurned your sexual advances?”

I mean honestly, it seems that a lot of this could have been prevented by asking these folk that last question alone, but hey, what do I know.

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. 

Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days before the warriors gave up the occupation. The building of the golf course was cancelled. 

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

thisnameisquitegooey  asked:

(Mostly sending you something to distract myself from my own anthro work for a hot second) I guess this is more of a thought than a headcanon but. I've always found it kind of interesting how, although each province and territory has some degree and mixture of anglo and franco population, the provinces that are seen as either side of that spectrum (atleast from my pov) are Ontario and Quebec, provinces which are right next to each other. And I wonder how that divide would effect their pt 1

interactions with each other? Like, Ollie pleading or complimenting Jean in French because he knows it makes him more likely to listen (and Jean chuckling at Ollie’s accent). Or maybe sometimes Jean is exhausted and overworked and Ollie trying to make him speak English is just making his migraine worse. The two finding it hard to balance because while their go-to language is a source of pride for them they know that there are franco-Ontarians and anglo-Quebeckers. Idk just a thought pt 2

this is true!

(my own wayward rambling for a sec) a major sticking point for quebec in the history book i read was that they became quickly aware post northwest rebellion/resistance - but really more post world wars- that the rest of “french canada” was rapidly disappearing and in a large sense they were right- outside of the province french speakers remain a significant minority… and yet there are still quite a lot of french communities outside quebec that everyone tends to overlook @o@ i feel like there was kind of a resurgence- definitely in new brunswick and to some extent here in edmonton- of french culture around canada in the 70s? 

and of course since the mid 20th century bilingualism has really established itself - there are a lot of problems with it obviously but it’s imperative that all the provinces and territories know enough french that they can interact with all of their citizens from a government perspective (even if they are grudging about it and bad at it as alberta is lol)

bUT YEAH i definitely agree that Ontario and Quebec exemplify the extremes of that spectrum and are ALSO really close!! geographically and otherwise!! and them finding that balance is sUPER important to me. thank ;o; obviously they can be spiteful and stubborn about it but there is literally NO WAY they can exist without that bilingualism there at least in part from early on

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area. The mayor of Oka sent in SWAT teams to make the construction possible.

After chasing off the police and construction workers, members of the tribe use a front-end loader that was left behind to build barricades from the abandoned police vehicles, blockading a highway. Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

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1990 -  When developers and the town of Oka wanted to start building a golf course on stolen land that belonged to them and that contained a sacred grove and a burial ground, the Mohawk tribe around Kanehsatake, Quebec, rose up and occupied the area.

Ultimately the stand-off with the police and the Canadian army lasted 78 days before the warriors gave up the occupation. The building of the golf course was cancelled.

From this great documentary: [Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance]

Meanwhile, At CPC Headquarters

Writer #1: Okay, so, what else should we be doing?

Writer #2: Well, we should definitely open with the fun, fanciful music right from the get-go. No waiting; let’s just throw it in as Justin opens his mouth.

Writer #1: Good, good.

Writer #2: We should keep using that stripping footage. I can’t imagine that anyone thinks that’s appealing.

Writer #1: Uh-huh.

Writer #2: Then, we should put in a quote about something – maybe Québeçoise sovereignty –

Writer #1: – you mean to say, “Quebec separatism”, right?

Writer #2: Oh yeah, of course.

Writer #1: Good, good, just checking.

Writer #2: Anyway, we throw a quote so vague in about something like that that it’ll upset people on either side of the issue. No context for it, of course.

Writer #1: No context? You sure people will go for that?

Writer #2: Of course! And then, let’s up the ante by throwing in an out-of-context quote about something really serious, like violence against women.

Writer #1: I like where you’re going with this.

Writer #2: And then, to top it all off, we should throw in a quote from 14 years ago that is so blatantly out of context that people without any modicum of its real context will be able to tell that it’s been taken out of context.

Writer #1: … That is brilliant.

Writer #2: Thank you.

Writer #1: Just one last question: should we throw in some really garish star wipe?

Writer #2: I do believe that would be in our best interests, yes.

Writer #1: This ad will be our best one yet.

vl-main  asked:

I'm so sad that Trudeau seemed so promising at first and now he's just.. Becoming a huge disappointment.

I saw this coming.

Just about everything that the Liberals have done I saw coming before the election. His speech’s about the environment really rubbed me the wrong way. I knew he was going to push these giant polluting mega projects (before the election he was cheering on the KXL oil pipeline).

It is disappointing, though. Even though I didn’t fall for the hype, given his positive messaging I expected better than the hypocrisy that we have unfolding around us.

I’m also expecting that he will approve the Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline. He’ll probably cancel the Energy East pipeline (as continuing on with that might kill his party’s chances in vote rich Ontario and Quebec). But screw BC, right? That’s surely ok. =/

nkiing  asked:

What are your thoughts on the east not wanting the pipe line to go through? It really pisses me off (I'm from AB) ESPECIALLY because they're using oil from other countries who have barely any regulations and don't give a shit about the environment. Meanwhile FELLOW PROVINCES are struggling to find work.

1. Quebec has the right to have concerns about a massive oil pipeline being rammed through their province and right through many major waterways, indigenous communities, towns and cities.

2. You’re misinformed. The vast majority of Canada’s oil imports do not come from countries with ‘barely any regulations’. The vast majority of the oil Canada imports comes from the USA, which has strong regulations:

3. In 2016 after a major climate change conference in Paris, and in which new temperature records are being broken everyday: (February breaks global temperature records by ‘shocking’ amount) we should be focusing on transitioning away from fossil fuels not giving the industry license to ship more and more dirty oil. What will help Alberta the most long term is diversifying its economy, not becoming further dependent on the industry that is responsible for its current economic misfortune. I do feel badly for the oil workers who have lost their jobs due to the falling price of oil. I believe they should be generously compensated and be given access to education to be retrained in other well-paying fields that are emerging (many of them which are also in the energy industry). In Canada renewable energy currently produces more jobs than the oil sands does, FYI.

blautraum  asked:

So Trudeau came to my city (Sherbrooke) and had his town hall meeting. He spoke French the entire time he was there, despite being asked questions in English. This region of Quebec has a population of Anglophones who felt hurt by this. There were even official complaints lodged against him for this. Any thoughts?

Obviously people have a right to be upset (Canada has 2 official languages), and people are upset:

Angry anglos file complaints against Trudeau for French only answers in Quebec

But Quebec and language rights is a very complicated thing. There is a strong push to focus on french to preserve and keep the language alive, amidst all the influence from anglo Canada.

I’m not going to pick a side on this. Its a complicated issue, and one that I probably don’t understand all the intricacies of (being a non-Quebecker).

If Quebeckers would like to comment, please do.

anonymous asked:

Could you quickly explain why Mulcair is losing support in Quebec?

He supports the right of a woman to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies (which xenophobic Quebeckers don’t like) and he is in favour of the Energy East pipeline (which would run through Quebec).

I can guarantee that this drop is solely due to the Niqab issue, though. His position on Energy East has been known for months to years.