Monday, June 29, 2009

Canadians See 33 Million Equals

Canadian, New Brunswick and Quebec flags amongst others fly in the sky of Moncton, N.B., in a file picture. Photograph by: Robert Laberge, AFP/Getty Images

From The Montreal Gazette:

Quebecers strongly support 'multiple nations' idea, poll finds.

Canadians now "widely reject" the notion that their country is a federation of 10 equal provinces, according to a survey released by a Montreal-based think tank ahead of the July 1 anniversary of the nation's birth.

Just 13.5 per cent of respondents in the Canada Day poll (or slightly more than one out of 10 Canadians) still adhere to the vision set out in principle by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867 that Canada is a union of equal provincial partners.

"The idea of a country of 10 equal provinces," says a summary of the survey by the Association for Canadian Studies, appears to be "dead and gone" after 142 years of nationhood.

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