Chauvinism and National Question: Canada in Perspective

1Azuka, Ikechukwu Arinze, 2Nwodom, Destiny Uchenna 3Nwobi, Fidelia Obuteaku, 4Okoye Nonso Sunday, 5Johnny Ugochukwu Obijuru, & 6Elom, Andrew Chibueze

1Department of political science, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

3&4Department of Public Administration Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University,  Igbariam Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria.

5Department of Public Administration, Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori

2&6 Department of political science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Corresponding Author’s E-mail:ikeazukaarinze@mnager

Abstract

The contemporary conflict between the province of Quebec and the federal government in Canada has become a global focus. Quebec is inhabited by a majority group of French speakers whose ancestry is rooted in Quebec, whose historical religion is Roman Catholicism, and who are known collectively (in French) as Quebecois. The conflict involves Quebec’s claim to special recognition as a separate entity- nation or a distinct society with Canada, this claim clashes with the rights of individuals to express themselves in the official language (French or English) of their choice and also puts in the idea of a national Canadian identity. Secondary sources of data which are from the literature of various sources were carefully reviewed. Group theory was carefully selected and deployed for the purpose of analysis. Findings show that the advent of the Europeans annihilated and swallowed the minority tribe who were the original inhabitants of Canada. The study recommends among other things: introduction of singular secular system, put an end to linguistic oppression and an abolishment of bill 101.

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