Tensions between the French and English speaking Canadians.

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Tensions between the French and English speaking Canadians has been a topic issue for quite some time now. Throughout the years it has been questioned as to wether or not the French and English speaking Canadians have the potential ability to be together as a nation. Various votes have been held in order to try and establish what the people of Canada feel about this situation. However, the history of the English and French speaking Canadians prove that Canada is an impossible nation. Foreign Policies, such as the Naval Services Bill, the Boer War and Conscription all contribute to why Canada is an impossible nation. Political Issues involving the Constitution Act, 1982, the Referendum Act Two, 1995 and the Clarity Act are three other …show more content…
The unilateral partition of the constitution and the refusal of other provinces to back Quebec further alienated French Canadians. Consequently, this endured the tensions

between the nation to rise even higher than they already were because it had been stated that many provinces didn't agree with the French Canadians and that made them subsequently bitter. Many agree that "it is getting to the point that Quebec should separate from Canada." One in three Canadians support this statement. That is where the Referendum Act Two, 1995, takes a role in the dispute over French and English speaking Canadians. After voting on it, the English speaking Canadians prepare to keep Quebec in Canada. Yet, 32% said that they'd rather see Quebec leave. When asked how they'd vote if another referendum took place with the same question, 49% of the people voted yes, and 42% of the people voted no. While another referendum on secession is not the wish of the people of Canada or

some of the people in Quebec, the stated intention is to get Quebec independence. The Clarity Act was the PQ's plans to hold another referendum. They want to create a "winning conditions" and that is what they intend to do. The government of Canada has the right and obligation to indicate what, in a referendum on secession, it would consider to be a clear majority on a clear question. In conclusion it is proved that due to the Constitution Act,
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