- Bloc Québécois won 32 seats in the federal election last night, and people in Western Canada have not been reacting lightly to it.
- It seems Quebec may not be the only separatist province in Canada anymore.
- Find out what people are saying on Twitter about the Bloc's victory below!
During last night’s federal election, we saw a resurgence of the Bloc Québécois as they gained 22 more seats than they did in the 2015 election. Quebec takes up the second-highest number of seats for the provinces, so Quebec voices get a louder voice than most provinces. Quebec holds 78 out of the total 338 seats, and the 32 seats that Bloc Québécois won last night have left the rest of Canada with questions. Is the Bloc looking to separate Quebec from the rest of Canada, again? What does the Bloc taking seats away from the other parties signify? What role does the Bloc play in creating a “divided Canada”?
No matter how one feels about the party itself, the Bloc's leader Yves-François Blanchet is undoubtedly an educated man who knows what he wants for his province, and with his charismatic character, he knows how to attract a large audience.
One of the main aspects of Blanchet's speech last night said he would ensure that the oil from potential pipelines would not go through Quebec, and this has the people of Alberta talking. Some people immediately considered this part of his separatist values, which then caused Albertans to react with their #wexit movement.
If you’d like to get more informed about what the Bloc Québécois actually stands for, visit their website.
Most people are believing that the Liberals would have won a majority if it wasn't for the Bloc.
If Quebec can be self-serving, so can the West coast.
Biggest applause line in Bloc leaders speech is opposing more “oil across Quebec.” If anyone thinks Western separat… https://t.co/F7VKyLWQ7w— Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦 (@Spencer Fernando 🇨🇦) 1571717580.0
They continue this thread by saying "Canada you have never looked so divided":
So a quick recap. We now have #wexit in the West. Quebec wants out. Again. Ontario likes Justin cause he's not… https://t.co/0E068aUd0v— Lew Jobs ❄ ᓗ ᔭᑉᔅ (@Lew Jobs ❄ ᓗ ᔭᑉᔅ) 1571724592.0
Did you really have to bring the weather into this?
AB Let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark You easterners are all lazy pricks Ramrod our pipeline thru (F**k FN… https://t.co/6Y2PqOAwHX— Allan Westview - Expat Representation (@Allan Westview - Expat Representation) 1571730089.0
While some are quite bitter about Quebec's power in the election, others are seeing the Bloc's politics as a blueprint for other provinces to use.
Don't get upset with Quebec's unapologetic pursuit of self-interest politically. Learn from it and emulate it.— Cory Morgan (@Cory Morgan) 1571723190.0
But, will Albertans actually do what they've continuously criticized Quebecers for doing?
I wonder if Alberta separatists see the irony in the fact that they’ve been shitting all over Quebec for wanting to… https://t.co/lVFrVyciYZ— Offseason Jason (@Offseason Jason) 1571713701.0
This seems to be a salient opinion about our province also:
And, apparently, some of our own people think it also.
@Newfinator12 @jayemkayem Both are actually true. And I'm a quebecer. We're both self entitled spoiled brats and racist. 🤷♂️— 28 Dan's Later (@28 Dan's Later) 1571747115.0
Some people don't seem to be seeing it as all bad, though.
@AndrewLawton I cant believe I am saying this, but Quebec supremacy might actually be helpful— Meh- C an Expert (@Meh- C an Expert) 1571718837.0
Others straight up just aren't even sure how Bloc Québécois is a party in this election, although they have been a federal party since 1991.
How is Quebec even allowed to have the bloc party as a federal party??? Why???? #ElectionsCanada https://t.co/CJhjigmwNk— chloe (@chloe) 1571711033.0
The questions continue:
@Alex_Panetta If there was no Bloc Quebecois in last night's Election, the results would have been different. How c… https://t.co/HRKxW5g7Qo— ClearChannel (@ClearChannel) 1571749647.0
But hey — some people thank Bloc Québécois for saving the election from a Liberal majority!
The most recognizable theme when it comes to Bloc Québécois seems to be that it is causing a break up between Quebec and Alberta.
These two provinces aren't likely to be hitting it off too well in the upcoming years.
Are you feeling this confusion also?
But, could either of these provinces ever really separate from Canada? That's something that only the future knows...
Good luck Alberta, here in Québec we've been trying to exit Canada for decades now and still nothing. 😉— Gloom (@Gloom) 1571750358.0
Some have even gone as far as to create an outline for what a reformed Canadian political system should look like so that Quebec and Ontario don't hold the majority of the say.
@globalnews We need fair representation in this country for provinces and territories besides Quebec and Ontario so… https://t.co/ThAYnTxCtB— Don (@Don) 1571726977.0
And, then there's this thought:
In important news:
And to conclude, farewell Bernier.
@TheRealKeean And Bernier? https://t.co/gZXbUeGjPK— 😊 jenn (@😊 jenn) 1571713757.0