August 20, 1998

On This Date in in 1998 Canada’s Supreme Court announced that Quebec could not secede without first obtaining the federal government’s consent. The rest of Canada quickly informed the French Canadians they could emigrate to France any time they wanted if they didn’t want to be a part of Canada. When France learned of this, it sent official word to Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and said, “Non, ils ne peuvent pas putain!”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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