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CHAPTER 7

The National Will is broken

 

Canada must end because its federal government does not defend and uphold the values that constitute its National Will. A nation cannot and should not continue if such values are not protected.

 

“…a constitution that does not protect the inalienable and imprescriptible individual rights of individual Canadians is not worth the paper it is written on.”[81]

---Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney

What do you mean by National Will?

Simply put, National Will is the “glue” that holds a nation together. It is a collection of those values that from coast to coast we hold dearest and upon which the constitutional, moral, and social fabric of the nation is comprised.

According to Pierre Trudeau, national will is "a nomenclature of values which bind Canadians together in the sense that they all share certain basic beliefs"; "a body of values to be shared by the Canadian people" which is "more than the sum of the wills of the provinces" with “a will of its own -- 'une volonté générale', as Rousseau said, or ‘un vouloir-vivre collectif‘ “[82]

What are some examples of the values that constitute Canada‘s “National Will”?

First and foremost, the commitment to upholding, protecting and defending individual rights and freedoms. Other values are our social programs such as Medicare; official bilingualism, free trade between provinces, and protecting minorities.

This is not an exhaustive list. It is subjective and each individual may have more or less, or even different ones than those listed above, as they constitute my own personal list. However, there should be a common thread that runs through all Canadians’ collection of values which should serve to bind us all together.

And you believe the national will is “broken“?

I believe that the values that make up the national will of a fundamental characteristic of Canada -- French-speaking Canadians centered in Quebec -- are in conflict with those held by the rest of Canadians.

 

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