The group calls themselves "Anglophones for Quebec Independence" and they are tired of everyone assuming they are federalists just because they speak English.
"There's no reason why anglophones can't have a range of political views and be sovereignist or federalist" - Source: CTV
Drouin believes that Quebec independence is the only way to protect the French language and the Quebecois culture.
I find it weird that she's so concerned with this issue considering she's from Nova Scotia. And the fact that they registered their Facebook page the day before Saint-Jean Baptiste makes me think these guys are just trolling us.
Drouin refuses to reveal how many members there are in the group currently, but there are holding a press conference at 10:00 am today (Friday, Sep. 23rd) which means we'll soon know everything there is to know about Anglophones for Quebec Independence
The PQ told MTL Blog that the flag emoji was a question of Quebecers being able to display their Quebec pride online — but Unicode Consortium, the organization responsible for standardizing emojis, says the emoji already exists.
"There is already a valid emoji for the provincial flag for Quebec," a spokesperson for Unicode told MTL Blog.
"However, individual vendors do not support every available flag on their platforms, because there are 5,000+ sub-regional flags, which is why not all appear on device keyboards."
In other words, there's already a Quebec flag emoji, but not everyone can access it.
The PQ responds
Lucas Medernach, director of communications for the PQ, told MTL Blog the party is aware that a request for a Quebec flag emoji was already submitted on September 12, 2019.
However, he said the objective of the motion was to "show unanimous support of the National Assembly on this issue, in order to put pressure on Unicode" to make the emoji universally available.
Unicode told MTL Blog that its Emoji Subcommittee is "no longer considering proposals for sub-regional flags" because flags are the least-used emoji but make up the majority of the emoji font's file size.
Sugar Sammy posted a side-by-side photo of the PQ's first official win with founder René Levesque in 1976 and compared it to modern-day PQ politics, with PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon announcing a motion for the flag emoji via Twitter.
PQ leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon said a Quebec flag emoji and Facebook emoticon would be a "symbolic gesture of [Quebec's] right to express its pride."
The Unicode Consortium website — which is the organization responsible for creating emojis — shows that a request by the Quebec government for a flag emoji, submitted on September 12, 2019, is currently "under consideration."
In an effort to preserve the French language in Quebec, the Parti Québécois has given a stamp of approval to a proposal to apply Bill 101 to the province's colleges.
The proposal to impose French-language laws on Quebec’s college system was put forward by the PQ’s youth wing, the Comité national des jeunes du Parti Québécois (CNJPQ), and approved by 94% of party members at a national council meeting on April 18, according to a tweet from the party.
The plan, should it ever be implemented, would require all francophone college students — and students who speak neither French nor English as a first language — to attend French institutions, according to La Presse.
“We see it every day: our national language is losing ground. In this sense, we are pleased to announce that the @CNJPQ’s proposal to apply Bill 101 to the college education system was adopted by 94%!” the party tweeted.
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