‘In Quebec it is not that big a deal’

Francois-Pierre Gingras defends Nycole Turmel’s sovereignist associations.

“It will make a good number of Canadians itchy, but in Quebec it is not that big a deal,” he said. “In the case of Quebec, provincial nationalism permeates politics. Almost every party for the last 50 to 75 years has been nationalist one way or another. Nationalist doesn’t necessarily mean in favour of independence, it means in favour of [Quebecers].”

This is similar to the argument our own Martin Patriquin made yesterday.

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