Arguing in favor of waving goodbye to Quebec

I had quite the conversation today with CFRA Radio host Lowell Green from Ottawa who's written a book called 'Why Now Is The Perfect Time To Wave A Friendly Goodbye To Quebec.'

Green was actually one of the chief organizers and promoters of the 1995 Unity Rally in Montreal. But he's had a significant change of heart.

As far as Green is concerned, if you're an anglophone, Quebec doesn't want you and it's time to sell the house and move out of La Belle Province.

Not me. I have no plans on leaving. I'm not going to let a separatist government dictate my life that way.

Are you planning on waving goodbye to Quebec?

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  1. Diana posted on 01/07/2014 04:55 PM
    I'm not going to let some bullies kick me out of my home. I love living here and I don't see myself living anywhere else in Canada.
  2. George Grummett posted on 01/07/2014 06:29 PM
    No, I'm staying put.

    A vocal minority within Quebec want to leave Canada.

    The silent majority of Quebecers want to stay within Canada.

    I will stay to support the latter, and dissuade the former.

    My Canada includes Quebec.
  3. allan yeshua posted on 01/07/2014 06:33 PM This comment was edited by a moderator at 06:36 PM on 01/07/2014
    Do not HAVE Lowell Green Again His book IS NO GOOD Quebec Stay In Canada Amen
  4. Shirley posted on 01/07/2014 06:39 PM
    If I could I would immediately but its just a few more years till I retire so it's not ideal timing. I had a chance to transfer to BC 25 years I ago and I declined. Now of course I wish I hadn't but perhaps when I retire.
    1. Steven posted on 01/07/2014 07:47 PM
      @Shirley Shirley don't make the same mistake you did 25 years ago . When you retire head to BC and enjoy your retirement in peace . In a place where you are welcome and not looked at sideways because you spoke in english Its 100x nicer than this place and less tax . I'll be right behind you a year later .
  5. Hal Gill posted on 01/07/2014 11:13 PM This comment was edited by a moderator at 08:32 AM on 01/08/2014
    There’s an opportunist for you. I listened to this a little before barfing in my car, so I could see how Harper would give him testimony, but to think he has the nerve to put Pierre Trudeau as a supporter on his web Sorry, but PET will be turning in his grave listening to this rhetoric. Comments such as: ‘Well, they can just get other jobs when they leave”. Well Mr Green perhaps we like our jobs, our homes, and OUR province. Barry, good having rednecks like him on the air once in awhile.
  6. Thomas posted on 01/08/2014 05:57 AM
    If you want to better your career opportunities and live peacefully where you are not harassed because of what language you are speaking with your friends, colleagues and family. Also, you can go elsewhere to get away from high taxes, horrible roads and be able to feel free to speak what ever language you want to amongst your friends, family and colleagues. Quebec is not welcoming to anyone who is not white and francophone, they even dislike French speaking people from other countries who do not have a Quebec accent. Don't forget the charter of values hippocracy.
  7. Chris posted on 01/08/2014 01:07 PM
    Barry: We built a beautiful chalet in the Laurentians on property we bought 10 years ago. We retired, sold our home in Toronto and moved to the chalet. We were dreaming of this for 19 years but the current state of the politics, healthcare and economy has caused us to question if we want to invest anymore time or money in Quebec. We are looking at BC.

    We wanted to build our retirement home here on another lot be bought 15 years ago but the state of affairs here now in Quebec we are not considering it now. Too bad actually.
  8. Daniel Gill posted on 01/08/2014 01:20 PM
    As soon as the provincial NDP get here the Bloc will be gone. time will tell if quebecers will want to separate and how they'll appeal to the english
  9. Frank Moscato posted on 01/09/2014 08:44 AM This comment was edited by a moderator at 08:49 AM on 01/09/2014
    Canada, including Quebec, was built by the French, English, Scots, and a multitude of Europeans, including my family who came from Italy over 100 years ago. My children are all fully bilingual and are working mostly in French. So , language is not a problem and as long as there is work for them here, I do not see them moving out. And I'm not going anywhere, as long as Quebec is still in Canada.
  10. Mike D posted on 01/09/2014 01:30 PM
    I am writing this from Florida where I plan to spend at least 6 - 8 months a year. In a hopefully few short years I will sell my house and move probably just across the border to Ontario where I will pay less taxes. After the last referendum my wife and I looked at homes in the Mississauga , Oakville , Burlington areas but thought they were too expensive. Well what a mistake I should have moved with my kids then when they were young. If you have a young family get out NOW! Do not make the same mistake. It will never end here and this province is so close to bankruptcy it is not even funny. It is very possible that anything you invest here will be worth nothing in the future. Remember this email 10 years from now. You will easily find a job in Ontario and if you can speak French it is even better. Good luck to you all.
  11. Marsha posted on 01/09/2014 06:14 PM
    I love Quebec and hearing both French and English. I always feel happy and confident when I can speak the "other" language! It's a private boost for my ego! Move? Hell no!
  12. Adam posted on 01/10/2014 05:59 AM
    I freely admit when I meet with employers now in Québec, one of my main questions is. Can I ask for a transfer out of Québec in a few months down the road.
    1. Tom posted on 01/11/2014 10:40 AM
      @Adam It is time that the our Prime minister in Ottawa charged queen Pauline & her cabinet with treason. Jailed and a given a fair trial. Punished to the full extent of the law.
  13. roan posted on 01/10/2014 04:36 PM
    I am fluent and born and bred in Montreal. Left a year ago and loving it. Yes I still go to Montreal however the taxes and constant discussion of language instead of the economy, wore me out. I am free and happy in Ontario. Is it perfect? far from it, but I am at ease.
  14. John posted on 01/11/2014 10:35 PM
    It s really better to leave Quebec, not just for anglophones or allophones. Even Francophones are leaving Quebec because deep down inside, the most important things are finding a good job, being able to make enough money to make a decent living and not being taxed to death and being told that you cannot speak any language you want to amongst your family, friends and colleagues. With the never ending obsession on language issues and driving away any language other than Quebec French, it does not make Quebec an attractive place to those outside of Quebec. With so many restrictions, why wouldn't people choose another province where people are more focused on the economy. The Quebec government will just continue driving people and businesses to leave in droves which means higher and higher taxes for those who do stay.
  15. morris perlis posted on 01/14/2014 08:58 AM
    Living in Quebec in 8 words
    Affirmative Action By the Majority For The Majority.
    This will explain the last 40 years of life in Quebec.
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