Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Canada Divides on Question of Sovereignty

Yesterday, Quebecers abandoned the Bloc. The Bloc was the sovereigntist successor to the Quebec wing of the Tory party. But the commitment of the Tories to North American Union offered no comfort to Quebec nationalists and thus undermined the credibility of the Bloc with its informal alignment with the national Conservative Party.

The Liberal Party of Pierre Trudeau, which offered Quebecers a national home within a sovereign Canada, no longer exists, the Paul Martin - Michael Ignatieff Liberals having joined the globalists. A Liberal, today, is as ready to send Canadian forces to fight for the New World Order or invite US law enforcement agencies to operate on Canadian soil as any Tory. Thus the Liberal Party, no less than the Tory Party, represents eventual death to the Quebec nation and Canadian sovereignty.

With no alternative, Quebecers voted en masse for the NDP, thereby making that Province the power base for the official opposition. For the first time, the Harper Tories face an opposition that must, if it is to succeed, speak for the Quebec nation within a sovereign Canada.

It will be interesting to see whether the rump of the Liberal Party will join the NDP. Former Liberal cabinet minister and Ontario NDP Premier, Bob Ray will surely consider the option, as may Justin Trudeau, whose father convinced so many Quebecers that their nation had a secure home within Canada.

It will be interesting to see how Harper responds to the new alignment of forces. To cleave to the globalist line will cause increasing polarization in Canada. However, now that he has a safe majority in Parliament, we may find that his agenda is not quite what we thought.

The 2011 Canadian election results

Harper acceptance speech

"God keep our land, glorious and free."


  1. From the comments at Link:
    "Duceppe and Ignatieff must be wondering how they got sucked into calling an election:"

    Not being a Canadian, I am surprised that the NDP has 102 Seats and the Bloc went Dixie followed closely by the Liberal Party.

    The Pierre-Luc Dusseault and McGill 4 are an interesting story. I saw Jack Layton on Pot-TV with Marc Emery in 2003 and I like his stance on the marijuana laws.

    It sounds like the Conservatives can do what ever they can agree too with 167 seats in the House of Commons.

  2. Ignatieff, I have argued, was driven by a complacent belief that he could win on charisma and some waffle about compassion, without effectively distinguishing the Liberal Party platform from that of the Tories.

    The Bloc may have thought Quebecers had nowhere else to turn. However, abrupt shifts in Quebec's pattern of voting have occurred repeatedly in the last half century.

    The swing from the Bloc, the Liberals and the Tories to the NDP in Quebec, gives Quebec effective control of the official opposition (58 NDPers from Quebec, up from 1 in the last election, out of a national total of 102).

    It will be interesting to see whether the NDP are able to deliver any more for Quebec than did the Bloc. If they lean too far in the service of Quebec, they will become a regional party like the Bloc.

    To succeed, they have to perform Trudeau's trick of convincing Quebecers that they are keeping Canada safe for Quebec nationalism, while convincing Canada that the deal with Quebec is to their advantage.

    A strong stand on Canadian sovereignty, which would mean withdrawal from US wars for empire, might do the trick.

  3. Ignatieff, so recently of Harvard University, was perhaps misled in his thinking by the American political arrangement, where folks have a choice of style but not substance: a choice, that is, between two parties controlled by the same interests.

    In Canada, the NDP have shown that the power of the duopoly can be broken.

    Perhaps the US is now ripe for a third party President.