Western Canadians Bitter over Quebec Separatism Indian Rights, Painful Split Top Concerns
Mark Clayton, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
QUEBEC'S restless yearning to be a country unto itself is once again sending ripples across Canada's western provinces, where sympathy for such aspirations is at an all-time low.
With only months to go before a Quebec provincial election that many believe will be won by the separatist Parti Qucois, westerners have been wrestling with whether to speak their minds or silently watch a process many view as the dismantling of Canada. The dam of silence burst last week.
Western premiers, native groups, and Canada's minister of Indian affairs bluntly questioned whether a Quebec split from Canada would be amicable, as separatists have suggested, and whether natives …
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