Opinion: Anglos need a political party they can count on

A single-issue party that brings the concerns of minorities to the floor of the Quebec legislature can only be better than what we have now.

Quebec anglophones are political orphans. Geoffrey Chambers’s piece in the Gazette last week (“We’re committed Quebecers who deserve respect” Opinion, Dec. 18) and Don Macpherson’s final column (“In politics, Quebec non-francophones don’t count” Dec. 19) both underscore a common theme. There is not a single political party in Quebec or in Ottawa today that Quebec’s linguistic minority can expect to defend their rights or speak up on other issues of concern. It is politically incorrect to do so and heresy to question the nationalist pretension that French is in imminent danger in Montreal.

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