“It could be worse”

Thus the opening of the REM is delayed by a year and the final cost of the project has skyrocketed againwhich far exceeds the originally targeted seven billion dollars.

Reaction from the Caisse de dépôt, who is behind the project?

“It could be worse…”

Not “could have been better”, no.

“It could be worse…”

I propose that this phrase becomes Quebec’s new motto.


It will appear on all Quebec license plates.

Everywhere we look, we will see it.

“It could be worse!”

Don’t you think that sums up Quebec perfectly?

In the shops of Montreal we are greeted with a “Bonjour-Hi”?

It could have been worse, we could only be greeted in English!

Justin Trudeau refuses to give us full power over immigration?

It could have been worse, the FBI could control everything!

Are the roads in a desolate condition?

It could have been worse, we might not even have a road!

Half of high school students have difficulty reading and understanding simple texts?

It could have been worse, 75% of the students could have perished!


Instead of striving for higher things, we just settle for not being even more mediocre…

We’ll celebrate having a C and thinking we could have had a D.

Quebec is one of the poorest provinces in the country?

It could have been worse, we could be the poorest!

The art of making good news out of bad news.

With “It could have been worse” everything will be fine! Right! Industrial fair!

Ten percent of CHSLD residents died during the pandemic?

The average wait time in the emergency room is 17 hours?

Do you have to wait at least a year to see a psychiatrist in Quebec?

Tell yourself you are lucky! Privileged!

Because it could have been worse!

Much worse!

Quick, let’s get out the wine and sandwiches, no crusts, we’re gonna party!


Instead of comparing ourselves to the best (which could hurt morale over time), we compare ourselves to the worst!

Every time we come across bad news, we will say to ourselves: “Bof, we could be in Ukraine! In Syria! In Sudan!”

Let’s start with the Scandinavian countries!

We compare our educational system with that of North Korea!

And our health system that of Bangladesh!

If you compare yourself to the last in class you will never be disappointed! Every day is a beautiful day! And every defeat is a victory!

“Mom, Mom, I got 55% in math!

– Oh my god, I’m happy! Your cousin got 47%!”

Under the motto “It could have been worse”, life is good!

Are we being called racist by Canadians?

It could have been worse, they could also say that we are ugly!

Quebecers are born for a small bread?

So what? We could be born without bread!

Long live Quebec!

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