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  •  Is Quebec Nat'l Assembley=US State's legislatures? (0+ / 0-)

    80 % of success is showing up

    Corporate is not the solution to our problem

    Corporate is the problem

    by Churchill on Wed May 23, 2012 at 09:15:23 AM PDT

    •  Yes and no (1+ / 0-)
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      ozsea1

      Yes, the Quebec National Assembly is akin a state legislature in the US. However, Canadian federalism is much more decentralized, and Quebec as a province has always been apart from the rest of Canada, for historical, sociological and political reasons.

    •  Oui! (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, ozsea1

      The derivation of nation, like that of native, suggests commonality related to circumstances of birth.  Even in English, the nation is properly synonymous with the people since all individuals share a common birthright.

      Surely Québecois identity is too complex to be summed up with any slogan, but a basic premise is that the Québecois form a nation possessing a common birthright.

      Thus, Québec's styling of its legislature as the National Assembly is no more remarkable than California's custom of prosecuting criminal cases in the name of The People of California.

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