If you've got social media, you've probably seen the trend going around: "What's something that FEELS Canadian but isn't?" asked the CBC. Well because we here in Quebec like to give things our own Québécois flair, we decided to take it one step further and ask "What are things that feel like they're from Quebec, but aren't?"
Despite Quebec leading the country in things like music, fashion and history, even we have to admit when something comes from somewhere else.
Some on this list may be obvious, while others may catch you by surprise.
But no stress, our dear dish of poutine is 100% our own.
Why We Think It's From Quebec: Her name, but only her paternal grandfather was actually from la belle province. The woman we thought was one of our great Québécoise figures actually isn't — I know this one will upset '90s babies.
Why We Think It's From Quebec: Seriously, every time Quebec snowbirds go to Cuba, they ask if they can have some ketchup with their meal. It's basically part of our blood. But in reality, it originates from a fish paste in Ancient China.
Why We Think They're From Quebec: Because they're EVERYWHERE. So you'd probably think we made them too, right? But nope! The traffic cones we know and love were first invented by Charles D. Scanlon, a man from Los Angeles, California.
While there's a myriad of possible reasons as to why Trudeau is ahead in the province, his handling of the pandemic could be the biggest. Among the Quebecers polled, 46% believed that health care is the most pressing issue in the upcoming election and 53% said the current prime minister "has performed well on pandemic management."
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"We, the undersigned, demand that the Government of Quebec publicly reject, as of now, the idea of a mandatory vaccination passport and that it commit itself to do like the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has done, that is to say, prohibit the obligation to present a vaccination passport in order to attend certain events and practice certain activities," the petition states.
Samson, a former Coalition Avenir Québec member who switched sides in June, held a press conference about the petition alongside Conservative Party of Quebec leader Eric Duhaime on August 12. They explained that the party had already collected 133,000 signatures on a previous petition that did not meet the criteria of the National Assembly.
"We reviewed the wording [...] So we're going to ask these hundreds of thousands of people to re-sign their petition on the National Assembly website, and we're going to invite Quebecers who don't agree with the vaccine passport to come forward as well," Samson said.
The petition, which was posted to the National Assembly website on August 12, had garnered more than 75,000 signatures at the time this article was published.
Mary Simon's approval rating is lower in Quebec compared to the rest of Canada, a poll released Wednesday showed, because the new governor general can't speak French.
An Angus Reid Institute poll of 2,049 Canadians found only 49% of Quebecers approve of her appointment compared to 74% of respondents in the rest of the country.
"Despite being from Nunavik (the Inuit homeland in Northern Quebec), and having been awarded the [province's] highest distinction, many Quebecers remain unconvinced Mary Simon is the best choice for governor general due to her lack of fluency in French," stated the Angus Reid Institute.
"Support is cleaved along linguistic divides in the only majority Francophone province in Canada," it continued, as only 40% of Quebecers whose first language is French approve of her appointment compared to 81% of English speakers.
Though Simon, the country's first Indigenous governor general, is not currently fluent in French, she has promised to learn, Angus Reid stated.