Quebec sovereignty and the ‘Anglo’ vote

To inform readers that there is a real alternative in the Quebec election, we are providing information on the stand and views of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ), which is presenting 24 candidates in the April 7 Quebec elections in the following regions: the National Capital, Mauricie, Montérégie, Montréal and the Outaouais.

PMLQ candidate,  Mont-Royal)

PMLQ candidate,
Mont-Royal)

Why is it a given that English-speaking Quebeckers will never support Quebec sovereignty? What sovereignty are we referring to? Our sovereignty is not based on linguistic lines. The Quebec nation was first comprised of the First Nations, the Métis, settlers hailing from France, Ireland, Scotland and England, followed by Americans who left during the war of independence in the United States, and more recently immigrants from all over the world, who have made Quebec their home and contribute to its enrichment both culturally and economically. In fact, many who refer to themselves as “Anglophones” are our national minorities, who settled in Quebec particularly during the 20th century and who continue to use and promote their own mother tongues.

Quebec sovereignty is crucial to the renewal both of Quebec and of Canada and our national minorities are an integral part of our modern Quebec. Canada and Quebec are being integrated into the United States of North American Monopolies at an ever-increasing speed, whether through its borders, economy, defence, international policy, including war preparations on the side of the U.S., etc. The national question concerns everyone, whether they like it or not.

It would be a thousand times better if the people engaged in the issue, not on the basis of old controversies about divisions between Anglophones and Francophones, but to guarantee that integration into the United States of North American Monopolies doesn’t destroy us. We must create a nation that defends the rights of all, all individuals and collectives, by ensuring that the human factor takes precedence on questions that affect the society and the natural environment. We must humanize both the human and natural environment.

The federal government has never recognized the Quebec nation’s right to self-determination and has always refused to negotiate with it on an equal nation-to-nation basis. The same goes for the First Nations. What’s more, Quebec, like Canada, has inherited a 19th century British parliamentary system which is anachronistic and in need of renewal. The so-called democratic institutions, including the party system of government, are in crisis. The electoral system brings parties to power whose candidates have been chosen by the parties and not the people. The electoral process no longer expresses the public will so as to transform it into the legal will.

Fighting for sovereignty here in Quebec will contribute to the same for our fellow Canadians.

In this election and after, let’s work to build Commissions on the Future of Quebec.

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