French Canadians dying from 'quiet ethnocide': Separatists

Canadian Flag and Quebec Flag are seen over looking the Ottawa River from the Civilization Museum...

Canadian Flag and Quebec Flag are seen over looking the Ottawa River from the Civilization Museum behind Parliament Hill in Gatineau Sept 19, 2012. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)

Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:17 PM ET

English Canadian provinces are perpetrating a "quiet ethnocide" of French Canadians that only Quebec sovereignty can stop, says a new report.

The document, sponsored in part by the Parti Quebecois, says the proportion of French-speaking Canadians is declining by the year and it blames Canada for 92 "blockages" to Quebec's development.

The list of grievances in the 32-page document includes accusations that Canada wants to "eliminate French" from coast to coast. The document even made reference to the 1839 Durham Report that recommended the assimilation of Quebecers into Upper Canada.

"From the Durham Report to report the hanging of Louis Riel ... to Ontario's ... desire to close Montfort Hospital, the Canadian government allows the majority anglophone provinces to commit quiet ethnocide against the Acadian and French-Canadian minority," the report states.

Study co-author Gilbert Paquette says the only way French Canadians can remain strong is if Quebec separates from Canada.


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