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"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Danny Williams: Not a Separatist

« J’ai jamais – j’ai jamais pensé que je pourrais être aussi fier d'être québécois que ce soir ! » - René Lévesque, election-night victory speech, November 15, 1976.

“I have never been more proud to call myself a Newfoundlander. And Labradorian!” – Danny Williams, January 31, 2005

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« Maîtres chez nous. » – Jean Lesage, 1962

“Our province will achieve self-reliance by becoming masters of our own house.” – Danny Williams, April 24, 2007

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“For the first time ever, everyone in the House of Commons recognizes the existence of the Quebec nation. For my part, I am very happy that after so many years, the Bloc Québécois has succeeded in winning recognition for Quebec as a nation.” – Gilles Duceppe, November 24, 2006
“My Government will affirm Newfoundland and Labrador’s status as a distinct people, not uniform in lineage but multi-cultural, one nation inclusive of many nations living in harmony together.” – Danny Williams, April 24, 2007

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“Nearly 20 per cent of young Quebecers and Canadians are unemployed today…” – Gilles Duceppe, March 14, 1994

“I am encouraging Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and Canadians, in the next federal election to simply vote ABC…” – Danny Williams, May 3, 2007
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“Our people have learned that the best way to achieve self-reliance economically is to achieve self-reliance politically, by taking charge of our future as a people. I do not mean this in any separatist way.” – Danny Williams, April 24, 2007

“The fans of sovereignty are here. If anything, I've been trying to dampen those fires as much as I can.” – Danny Williams, April 25, 2007

7 Comments:

At 1:08 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger J said...

Could it be? A post that doesn't end with a rhetorical question or a series of rhetorical questions? Yay, I can finally comment! Here goes:

Drop the "crypto-" qualifier already.

PS. Yes, I realize there have been many such not-ending-in-rhetorical-questions posts in the past. Your point?

 
At 1:42 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger disgusted said...

wonder what danny is dampening the fires of separation with?? gasonline perhaps!!

 
At 1:44 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger disgusted said...

"I have been trying to dampen those fires as much as i can."

maybe our glorius leader should consider using water as opposed to the gasoline he seems to be using now.

 
At 3:00 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger J said...

Er, that is to say, drop the "crypto-" qualifier already.

 
At 3:33 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger WJM said...

J: enable profile viewing.

And SOMEONE has to ask questions before the practice dies of atrophy in Dannystan.

 
At 8:52 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger J said...

No dig intended. On the contrary, this blog is a veritable public service.

 
At 10:33 PM, May 04, 2007 , Blogger WJM said...

On the contrary, this blog is a veritable public service.

In which case... where'd I put that Northern Strategic Plan application?

 

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