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Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois says sovereign Quebec would keep the loonie

Marois reiterates the separatist party’s long-held position that Quebec would keep using the Canadian currency — and seek a seat on the Bank of Canada.

By: The Canadian Press

QUEBEC—An independent Quebec would keep using the Canadian dollar and ask for a seat at the Bank of Canada, Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois said Wednesday.

Marois told reporters at a campaign stop that Canada would benefit from having a sovereign Quebec maintain its ties to the loonie and the central bank.

Read more » Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/03/12/parti_qubcois_leader_pauline_marois_says_sovereign_quebec_would_keep_the_loonie.html

International Politics: What are likely to be the next new countries, or at least the most likely candidates to become independent?

By Thomas Foster, writer at ThePulp.co

Excerpt;

Quebec

Quebec has had a fairly long independence movement but referendums in 1980 and 1995 have been voted down. Parti Québécois recently won government again but as they are in minority government, have said that they will not hold an independence referendum this term of government.

The numbers of those in support of independence have gone from just under 40% in the 1980 referendum to 49.43% in favour in 1995. However, the Canadian government would now require a majority of eligible voters, not a plurality of votes, for Quebec or another province to secede.

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http://www.quora.com/International-Politics/What-are-likely-to-be-the-next-new-countries-or-at-least-the-most-likely-candidates-to-become-independent/answer/Thomas-Foster?srid=tdkM&share=1

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If Quebecers can get success in Canada then why can’t Sindhis get success for their rights

Khalid Hashmani
Khalid Hashmani

By Khalid Hashmani, USA

The first steps that Quebecers took to preserve their language and culture. Before the famous Signs language law was proposed by Parti Québécois and enacted by the Quebec National Assembly in 1977, Quebecers urged/pressured business and non-governmental organizations to increase the use of French in their signs and organizational literature.

After achieving a measurable success with their own organizations, Quebecers eventually succeeded in electing a government that gave legal protection to their language. In spite of great pressures of over whelming domination of English-speaking North Americans (Quebecers are only 6.3 millions in a population of about 350 millions) , they have succeeded in preserving their language and culture.