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  1. #319482012-07-03 06:28:17n1xx said:

    Ah, yes. It did feel great to have a day off. <3 I do love the research internship I have this summer though. I even sometimes wish that I could continue during the weekend. :'3

  2. #347722012-08-04 04:49:08 *n1xx said:

    Last Wednesday, it was announced that Quebec elections will occur on September 4th. As a result of the student conflict, the Parti Québécois(PQ) is leading in the surveys and the younger generation is being asked to vote now, more than ever. The province might find itself in the direction of a new referendum for independence. In other words, the province may, once again, be lead to another battle against Ottawa, in order to become a country.

    While surveys are often not what the results show, in the end, I am curious to hear the opinion of the other Canadians here. Whether you live in Quebec or in another province, what do you think of its idea of separation from Canada? Are you generally neutral on the subject or do you have a point of view on the conflict?

    I would personally strongly prefer for this province to remain integrated in its mother country. Other than the financial and reputation issues that may result of a separation, its vestige and contribution to the country's richness and history is, without a doubt, of a high importance.

    Thank you in advance to any who share their thoughts. <3

  3. #347772012-08-04 15:10:33Momimochi said:

    NO. WHY. AGAIN? Well, despite hating that language (because it hates me as well), I still want it to be together with Canada. Mainly because one day, I'd like to go there with no troubles tyvm.

    Say, @n1xx, aren't you from Quebec?

  4. #348002012-08-05 02:07:58Chestnut_Rice said:

    I love Quebec. Please don't separate. I plan on living there in the near future. Quebecois culture is Canadian culture and Canada is as much part of Quebec as Quebec is part of Canada. If Quebec separates, the whole POINT of Canada as a nation of harmonious union is compromised. Canada might as well separate in to provinces if Quebec leaves... :c

  5. #351882012-08-08 08:41:40 *n1xx said:

    @Momimochi:

    NO. WHY. AGAIN?

    From what I understood from supporters I know, the motivation for such a thing, goes far back. You have probably studied Canada's history, especially the aspects concerning the wars of the French against the English.

    If you have seen vehicle license plates from Quebec, you will notice the slogan: Je me souviens(I remember) which strongly refers to past war events.

    To summarize, some French Canadians still feel resentment about their defeat, the atrocities that happened back then, and do not want to have anything left to do, in any way, with Great Britain's monarchy. :/

    Say, @n1xx, aren't you from Quebec?

    Indeed, I was born here and am still residing, at the very least, until I obtain my Master's degree.

    Considering that my parents are immigrants from Italy, I was raised in a totally different culture, so that might be why my views on the conflict differ strongly from what most Québecois want. There is obviously more to an opinion than only that, but my position on the subject is quite firm, nonetheless.

    Mainly because one day, I'd like to go there with no troubles tyvm.

    It always makes me happy when someone from another provinces is thinking about visiting Quebec. I've heard from many that Eastern Canada is a lot more lively than the west, however, I'm sure that both are enjoyable, in their own way. :>

    @Chestnut_Rice:

    Quebecois culture is Canadian culture and Canada is as much part of Quebec as Quebec is part of Canada. If Quebec separates, the whole POINT of Canada as a nation of harmonious union is compromised.

    Indeed, Canada's current structure is a result of its history and its efforts to unite us all, no matter what. Humans, even when included in a massive movement such as war, still do mistakes that are on a human level. As a result, most nations learn from their errors and try to lead society in a new and better direction, despite the past differences.

    It takes great courage to forgive others, once and for all, but I am absolutely certain that Quebec can still find the strength to eventually do so, and focus on subjects that matter more, such as health, education and environmental issues.

    I love Quebec. Please don't separate. I plan on living there in the near future.

    Again, it's heartwarming to read the appreciation! Is there a city that particularly interests you? :)


    Lastly, I would like to add that I thank you both for your feedback on the subject! It's very appreciated and helpful to have an opinion from a partially concerned party which can actually make you view the conflict, from a totally different angle. <3

  6. #352082012-08-08 16:50:40Chestnut_Rice said:

    @n1xx Montreal, McGill. Hopefully. One day... One day. = w = b

    @momimochi Apparently there's a lot of corruption in the provincial government, Quebec is still lagging behind the rest of Canada in terms of economic recovery and also the aforementioned cultural issues... Built-up resentment, pre' much.

  7. #352122012-08-08 17:16:44Momimochi said:

    Ahh, same old, same old. Just thought that the rest of Canada screwed up again. Well, not that we've ever NOT screw up when dealing with that part of Canada....

  8. #352302012-08-09 01:27:53Chestnut_Rice said:

    @momimochi

    DW, pure Canadian rabu will soothe hot-headed Quebecois pride and after the referendum fails we'll all have a huge barbeque with ketchup chips, beer and fresh moose. It'll be great and Washington, Oregon, New England and even Wisconsin will come and chill with us in the snow and yay! O u O

  9. #353762012-08-11 07:26:05 *n1xx said:

    @Chestnut_Rice: That would be a great happy ending, indeed. <3 And you are probably right when foreshadowing the failure of the referendum. There is a difference between seeking governmental changes and directly wanting to become separated from your mother country. I am guessing that most Québécois will limit themselves to desiring the former. :]

  10. #602092013-07-01 18:20:42 *n1xx said:

    Bumping this thread to wish you all a Happy Canada Day!

    http://i.imgur.com/Ah8S26S.gif

    Do any of you plan on celebrating this holiday by doing anything special with your friends or family? In my case, I am taking the whole day to relax and am also getting ahead on some work~

  11. #602112013-07-01 18:30:12 *MrTrain said:

    Happy Canada! Today I may be doing a lion dance performance, Hopes it goes well. http://www.firstroboticscanada.org/main/wp-content/uploads/Canada-Flag-Open-e1358696598990.png

    EDIT: I just got home from the dancing. At the end I got stuck in the butt

  12. #602312013-07-02 01:37:08Momimochi said:

    AHAHAHAHA FUUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK CANADA DAY....

    stupid volunteers. Stupid heat. Stupid Salmon Festival. Stupid people who throw diapers into a garbage with a huge sign that clearly says MIXED CONTAINERS with a picture guide for what goes in there.

  13. #602412013-07-02 06:23:15coobar1912 said:

    Pshhh. Canada Day in Vancouver is hell. That's the one day where most people collect in one specific area and try to smoke as much weed as they possibly can. Yeah, thanks for doing a good job representing Canada on its birthday.

    I wasn't even in Canada for the last two years on 1st July. I was in Los Angeles for Anime Expo. It's a better experience, trust me. Plus my father is from Japan and my mum is from England, and I have no Canadian relatives, so I don't have to worry about celebrating all that Canadian shit. Feels good, man.

  14. #603652013-07-04 07:46:00n1xx said:

    That's the one day where most people collect in one specific area and try to smoke as much weed as they possibly can.

    That sounds almost like what people do here in Quebec, on our National Holiday(St-Jean-Baptiste Day) which occurs annually on the 24th of June.

    It is probably for such reasons that Canada Day is very calm in this province, when compared to elsewhere in the country. :'D

  15. #602502013-07-02 08:50:07 *someone said:

    Oops I'm late on posting this

    Hope you had a better Canada day than I did, which was wake up at 4 and do nothing, I did all my celebrations with setting off fireworks and shit on the 30th