Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sovereignist vs. Separatist

Some have chastised Stephen Harper for using the term "sovereignist" within Quebec to describe the Bloc Quebecois / Parti Quebecois folks. Is this really incorrect language? From the perspective of people outside of Quebec, those who want to remove Quebec from confederation are clearly separatists. But from the perspective of those within La Belle Provence who want it to be independent, they view themselves as sovereignists. Different terms, but same meaning no?

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