WARNING!! Boring Canadian Political Content Follows. This thread is probably of more interest to my fellow Canuckleheads, but anybody should feel free to pitch in their tuppence on it. There is a move afoot in Parliament to recognize the Province Of Quebec as a nation within Canada. Now, apparently there are subtle differences in the meaning of the term "nation" as used in English and French, however as I am an Anglophone it is beyond me. Apparently I missed the bit during the last election where this was an issue or that the Canadian people gave a mandate to a minority government to act on this matter. I can't for the life of me see how this is supposed to "unify" Canadians, unless the intent is to unify Quebecers in seeing themselves as something other than Canadians and to unify Westerners as seeing themselves as generally pissed off. Isn't the concept of giving one region of a country a "different status", even if only symbolically, going to lead to a sense of alienation from the greater whole? Personally, I'm so tired of this talk of separation and designation as a distinct society that we should just start to have silly fun with it. Let's declare the Prime Minister office abolished and establish an Emperor. Give him or her a Chamberlain and instead of handing out appointments to the Senate, we can just give away (or sell) a few titles. Imagine being the First Count Of Red Deer or His Lordship, The Count of Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump. Heck, we could even end up with our own Duke Of York. Foolishness, but what else to expect from our Canadian politicians.