Friday, 9 May 2008

Vive le Canada Uni

A few weeks ago, I said I was impressed with the new French PM Nicolas Sarkozy. Well, the man has come through again, by sticking his finger in the eye of the Separatists:

In a stirring declaration of love toward Canada, Sarkozy said he would like to "bring together" Canada and La Belle Province. ... "We bring them together so each can understand what we have in common. We will turn toward the future so the future of Canada and France will be the future of two countries that are not only allies, but two friends." [cnews]
He made the statements while attending a D-Day ceremony in Normandy with Michaelle Jean, whom I have no doubt he tried to charm the pants off of when the cameras weren't looking.

Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe (is he still around?) was not a happy camper, which makes me a happy camper. Thank God the days of Charles de Gaulle are behind us. I can hardly wait until the days of the Bloc are a thing of history as well. It won't be long...

3 comments:

Graham said...

No Bloc = good for the Canadian political landscape, that's for sure.

There will probably always be separatists, and...jeez, the francophone crazies, demanding their Swedish hockey captain speak french, Demanding Shane Doan be reprimanded from captaincy.

Hopefully Sarkozy can inspire the anti-separatists.

Labatt said...

He's actually the French President, not the PM. But I agree with your sentiments.

cherenkov said...

Oops. Right you are, sir. My mistake.

 
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