Since 1759 we've liked our Quebecers French.
But not too French.
I mean we want them to change their laws
and get those road signs en anglais aussi
so we can look like we know where we're
going when we visit, eh?
But if they won't change their signs, well,
c'est la vie,
we don't go there that often anyway
and Quebec is, well ... ... Quebec.
No big deal.
But to Quebec's minority English speaking community
language is a big deal.
And maybe we should be paying more attention.
If you live in Ontario you've probably met some people
who used to be a part of the Anglo community in
la belle province.
These new Ontarians don't look like your grandparents
looked when they got off the boat from Hong Kong or the
Ukraine in 1903 - all tattered mismatched clothes, bare feet
and empty bellies.
Quebec's refugee Anglos look like us.
They sound like us too,
just more pissed off.
Meanwhile inside Quebec the struggle for justice
and a unified country goes on
by people who believe in Canada.
And I'm afraid that if it isn't our battle now,
it will be when the next referendum rolls around.
For a grassroots commentary from the Anglo community
in Quebec you can follow
@redfleurquebec on twitter