To the editor:
Re: Dan Albas, Conservative MP for Okanagan-Coquihalla, the Clarity Act and Quebec secession.
How can you leave something if you are not part of it?
Quebec may be able to secede from Canada, but that does not get it any closer to becoming a sovereign country.
In 1982 Canada was allowed self-government by virtue of an Act of Parliament—The Constitution Act of Canada—which was adopted by a handful of politicians, not the people of Canada.
To become a sovereign country, Quebec will have to sever its colonial ties with Britain.
By seceding from Canada it will only become a separate colony.
Albas should be reminded that the Queen still is our Head of State, the Commander-in-Chief of our Canadian Armed Forces and that all provincial and federal legislation must have Royal assent before becoming law.
Not to mention that we still have British common law that is accountable to absolutely nobody.
His comment: “As a Canadian, I am proud to be part of a strong and united country,” is also pure nonsense.
Successive provincial governments and the courts have been promoting racism and segregation for years.
There is a huge division between Quebec and the rest of Canada.
The Indians and Inuit continue to be segregated by politicians and our courts.
Not to mention wedges that have been driven between the many ethnic and cultural groups that define our country.
The ‘ministry of religion’ will drive yet another wedge between the citizens.
We are not united, far from it, we are being torn apart. We will not become united till we terminate our colonial status, write our own Constitution and become a sovereign country where everybody is equal under the law.
We have a long way to go.
Andy Thomsen, Summerland