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Are English-speaking Americans welcome in Quebec?

Are English-speaking Americans welcome in Quebec?

Old Nov 9th, 1998, 03:22 PM
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Skip this is you're not interested....

Perhaps you meant "union" and not "Union"?

confederation (definition from Can. Legal Dictionary)
Canada is often described as a "confederation", and the process of union which culminated in 1867 is often described as "confederation". Outside Canada the term confederation is usually used to mean a loose association of states in which the central government is subordinate to the states. In a confederation in the technical sense the central government is the delegate of the states or provinces; its powers are delegated to it by the states or provinces, who retain the right to resume the delegated powers if they wish. It was a "confederation" which was established by the American colonies by the Articles of Confederation of 1777, because under that arrangement the central government was merely the delegate of the states. After the revolutionary war, the final constitution which was adopted by the United States in 1787 made the federal government independent of the states and coordinate with them.
In Canada the union of the provinces, like the union of the United States, established a central government which was in no sense the delegate of the province. It was independent of the provinces and coordinate with them.

Hope this clarifies it? It took some digging to find a definition...
Old Nov 9th, 1998, 05:10 PM
Bob Brown
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In my original post which drew some criticism for my use of the term "union", I do notice that, being the lousy typist that I am, I did capitalize Union. I assure you it was typographical. But frankly, I don't see the big deal one way or the other.
I guess it goes back to a line my college English teacher used.
1. The teacher said the student was dumb.

2. The teacher, said the student, was dumb.

I hope the point is obvious.
Old Nov 16th, 1998, 10:29 PM
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We travel to Canada frequently. Always take our passports, but have never been asked for ID. This past fall, we were in Queenston, and drove across the border to fill the gas tank and come right back. I had inadvertently left ALL of my ID in our room and had no problem in either direction. I think that well mannered, friendly, considerate people, especially those who take the time to learn a few phrases of the local language, are welcome anywhere.

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