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lagatta
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posted 23 October 2005 01:30 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
300 Option citoyenne members meeting in Québec City have voted, after a long debate, to support sovereignty as a means of achieving social ends, while not making it a priority. http://www.radiocanada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2005/10/22/001-Option-souverainete.shtml

www.optioncitoyenne.com


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Aristotleded24
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posted 23 October 2005 03:15 PM      Profile for Aristotleded24   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Looking at Quebec, it seems that progressive movements are lining up behind the sovereignty idea. Are there no federalist progressive movements in Quebec? Who would speak for federalist porgressives in Quebec? What forces, if applicable, destroyed federalist progressive politics?
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brebis noire
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posted 23 October 2005 03:28 PM      Profile for brebis noire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
All of my federalist progressive friends are NDP supporters.

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posted 23 October 2005 03:35 PM      Profile for Aristotleded24   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Concerning the Quebec national question :

quote:
2.a The different components of the UFP recognize the importance of the Quebec national question. The UFP is not as a monolithic block on this question ; the diversity of view points on this question reflects the general situation on the left and within the progressive sectors of Quebec. Everyone in the UFP agrees that the solution to this question will be to obtain sovereignty for the people of Quebec. They agree to stress the fact that the national question is linked to social emancipation.

2.b The UFP proposes the national independence of Quebec while favouring social emancipation, equity and social justice for all. Independence is not a goal in itself for those who promote it but is a means to realizing our project for society. Popular sovereignty will be brought about by the creation of a constituted assembly. To achieve this the Government of Quebec should organize the election of a Constituent Assembly, which will be responsible for drafting and proposing to the people through a referendum a Constitution for a progressive, republican, secular and democratic Quebec.

2.c The UFP supports the modern concept of nationhood defined as being a living human community within Quebec, having French as its official language of communication in institutions and in the work place, the sharing a collection of laws and social conventions, and a nation rich in its cultural diversity.

2.d The UFP is committed to defending and promoting the fact that a sovereign Quebec will be based upon a peaceful Constitution.


The UFP sounds like it's open to federalist views but is officially sovereigntist.


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lagatta
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posted 23 October 2005 04:05 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I know federalist members of the UFP and of Option citoyenne, and certainly of the (Federal) NDP. As far as I know, UFP candidate in Outremont Jill Henley is a federalist, while NDP candidate in Papineau André Frappier is a sovereignist.

But both would put social issues first (especially labour in Frappier's case, especially immigration-refugee issues in Henley's).


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lagatta
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posted 24 October 2005 09:53 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A great leap forward for the Québec left, titles Le Devoir: Un grand bond pour la gauche québécoise. as the merger process between UFP and Option citoyenne moves ahead.
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