Duceppe tells U.S. that Quebec independence is inevitable

Bloc leader claims Quebec’s relationship with America wouldn’t change

Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe has gone to Washington, D.C. for a two-day visit in the hopes of selling his dream of an independent Quebec to politicians, business leaders and academics. His message is that Quebec values the United States as an economic partner and that sovereigntists’ desire to achieve Quebec independence from Canada doesn’t mean the U.S. has anything to fear. Quebec does an “enormous” amount of business with the U.S., said Duceppe, with about $51 billion in transactions in 2009. And if Quebec separates, that won’t change according to Duceppe. “Every nation has political interests, but the day Quebec becomes a sovereign country, North America’s geography won’t change, we’ll still be in the same place, and so will they. At that point, we’ll have to find the best way to get along.”

CBC News

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