Jan 14 Lecture.docx

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Published on 13 Apr 2013
School
UTSG
Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Quebec (Maulcaire)
January 14, 2013
-Our generation has the largest economic, social and political crisis that has been
placed in our backpack
-65% of 18-25 didn’t vote
-If we don’t participate in elections than all major decisions will be made by a gov’t
that we didn’t help choose, decisions will be made for us
-The choices we make influence society and us, the only way to make them real is
making it happen (Tommy Douglas)
-Value-base decisions, most institutions are a reflection of us
-Parliaments adopt laws, not gov’ts
-We have to make sure we don’t dilute Quebec’s presence in seats
-language, history, weather, geography- all essential to consider and influence
decisions
-Wheat board- gives farmers a break with struggling farmers during poor seasons
-In quebec has a long system of social programs- one would think NDP would be a
natural fit with Quebec
-They started dividing on a constitutional model, the split lead to an absence of
support
-You have to accommodate left and right, constitutional options (not social and
economic options)
-Quebec Solidaire (left wing party: sovereigns and their option is social democrat)
-NDP is trying to break down the divide between sovereignty and (Sherbrook
declaration)
-if Quebec is different then give Quebec the option to withdraw from specific public
spending with no punishment and allowance to negotiate
-$7 a day daycare, proved to actually be more beneficial in the economy! (social
program)
-language challenge: everything must be bilingual on packaging, gov’t documents
were written in Quebec so that they translated properly to French, official languages
act (hasn’t worked very well)
-1960’s battles were being waged about whether immigrants should have to send
their kids to French schools to maintain the language. Decision= Yes, they must
learn French (you don’t have to move to Quebec if you don’t want to)
-1982 constitution brought in without Quebec’s agreement, unconstitutional but not
illegal
-Things aren’t perfect with it but it’s working/reduced conflict
-Quebecers feel comfortable in their own home making them more comfortable in
Canada
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Our generation has the largest economic, social and political crisis that has been placed in our backpack. If we don"t participate in elections than all major decisions will be made by a gov"t that we didn"t help choose, decisions will be made for us. The choices we make influence society and us, the only way to make them real is making it happen (tommy douglas) Value-base decisions, most institutions are a reflection of us. We have to make sure we don"t dilute quebec"s presence in seats. Language, history, weather, geography- all essential to consider and influence decisions. Wheat board- gives farmers a break with struggling farmers during poor seasons. In quebec has a long system of social programs- one would think ndp would be a natural fit with quebec. They started dividing on a constitutional model, the split lead to an absence of support. You have to accommodate left and right, constitutional options (not social and economic options)

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