The newspaper reminded us on Monday of a key fact from the last census: in 2040, Quebec will make up less than 20% of Canada’s population.
In 1995 his weight was closer to 25%. In 1966 it was 28.9%. In a few decades its demographic dissolution will be complete. All that will remain of the people of Quebec is a folkloric remnant condemned elsewhere to fight pitifully to defend their residual rights.
We know the skeptics’ argument: If Quebecers want to maintain their demographic weight, they should have more children. It’s a rhetorical decoy. Because if there is actually a dramatic crisis in the western birth rate, that will in no way explain the current situation.
English Canada is not in an “overbirth” situation sufficient to drown the people of Quebec once and for all.
This acceleration can be explained essentially, if not exclusively, by the massive immigration policy decided by the federal government, which is subject to the logic of more and more.
Ottawa is being swept up in an ideological delirium that even pushes it to aim for a population of 100 million Canadians by the end of the century.
The reaction of Québec’s federalist ideologues is well known: in order to retain its political clout in the federation, Québec itself must significantly raise its immigration thresholds. It follows the demographic rhythm of the rest of the country.
We see the absurdity to which Canada is leading us.
Because it is precisely the massive immigration policy of the federal government and its submissive Quebec servants that explains the decline in French. Quebec does not have the resources to absorb 50,000 immigrants annually (and practically absorbs many more). Its integration and franking capacities are saturated.
Mathematically, massive immigration leads to the demographic dilution of the historic French-speaking majority, without which there would be no Quebecers. The latter is increasingly being pushed out of the greater Montreal area.
This is how we see the Faustian pact proposed by Canada: Quebec, in order to retain its political weight in the federation, must agree to be less and less French and thus less and less Quebecer.
And if he does everything to preserve the weight of the historical French-speaking majority and the French language, he will have less and less weight in the federation.
In this regard, elections will be held in October and all subsequent ones.
In other words, as much as Quebecers try to believe that they build their own society, it becomes a sad illusion. The great speeches about our social decisions belong in the realm of verbal words.
Quebecers do not master the commands that allow them to make the fundamental decisions that structure their collective existence. They are content to make decisions in a society whose existential and constitutional parameters are determined by others.
Parties that don’t take this issue seriously will not deserve to be taken seriously on October 3rd. They’re just managers of our disappearance.