The Canadian Capital District - The Solution To Finally Achieving English & French Equality
The final solution to the longstanding "Quebec Is A Nation" boondoggle is actually extremely simple: The creation of a Canadian Capital district to cover a territory currently split between Ontario and Quebec would finally allow a resolution to this lugubrious and divisive issue.
In my Hub Global Union: The End of Nations I've outlined the supranational structures which the world, including Canada, is hurtling towards. The end of nations is near and bona fide independence movements all over the world can now be duly and properly accommodated via a form of 21st century suzerainty in an expanded European-type Union, much like the Princely States were within the British Empire.
A Canadian Capital District is essentially a formalization and extension of the current National Capital Region, so the framework is already in place. The solution of a Canadian Capital District would finally allow Quebec to seek its own very separate and thoroughly Francophone path away from an English Canada which has misunderstood it and dealt with it as an uncomfortable foreign territory since Confederation: the French strangeness next door. Once the Canadian Capital District is established in order to protect the rights of the West Island Anglophones whose rights are being unconstitutionally trampled by the purely discriminatory, segregationist, xenophobic, and outright bigoted French language laws, then the nation of Quebec can just proceed to pursue whatever Francophone reality or illusion it cares to: Of course within the framework of a supranational union which includes Canada and many other countries.
The Canadian Capital District is the only answer to these long-standing and crippling questions. After all, Australia, the United States, Mexico, and many other countries have special status capital districts, so the Canadian version would hardly be a risky experiment. Within the Canadian Capital District, fully bilingual rights for all individuals are guaranteed under the Charter which creates it, and the overwhelming and outrageous burden of bilingualism can finally be lifted from an English Canada which not only doesn't speak any French, but couldn't care less about it.
Since the rise of the Parti Quebecois, billions of Canadian taxpayer dollars have been wasted in forcing bilingualism down the throats of English Canadians ad nauseum and ad absurdum. The ridiculous bilingualism policy of English Canada forces entire regions where French speakers form infinitesimal proportions of the population (far behind Chinese, Italian, Greek, German, or other foreign native language speakers) to provide every imaginable government service in French... even though virtually no one takes advantage of that option. Canada's version of bilingualism includes obligatory French TV and radio stations in areas where they literally have no one tuning in at all. This begs the question: If a French-Canadian station broadcasts in the boreal forest does anyone hear it?
The amount of territory which the Canadian Capital District occupies takes up much more territory from Ontario than Quebec thus the Quebecois cannot complain too vehemently about loss of provincial acreage. The Canadian Capital District can also be an HST free area and have considerable "zona franca" implications to become a major free trade zone with the incorporation of the Seaway Bridge to the USA. The economic incentives of the Canadian Capital District could be the most lucrative offered anywhere in North America and spark an economic boom in what is now mostly placid farm country.
The Canadian Capital District finally allows English and French Canada to separate peacefully and properly. It's a concept whose time has come.