The Republican Movement of Quebec
The Republican Movement of Quebec is a free association of men and women, of common law and customary law. Non-partisan, the public interest study group is dedicated in promoting and defending the political, economical and cultural interests of Quebeckers. It promotes freedom of expression and debate. It does not take a stand on a particular policy until some form of convergence is established between all its members. The goal is to bring together citizens, political organizations and all the organizations and businesses that want to find a common consensus in order to make Quebec an independent and flourishing country. People of all nationalities can join for free or by making a voluntary donation.
We believe it’s in the union that we will find all our strength!
In the case of Quebec sovereignty, which form of government will be best suited to the specific needs of Quebeckers? Will the country become a direct democracy (or self-management), a participatory democracy (or semi-direct democracy), a representative democracy, a federation, a constitutional republic or a federal republic? Could it become a free state associated with the United States, as is Puerto Rico, that is, an unincorporated territory of the United States with commonwealth status? In fact, it is the people themselves who will decide the best way to govern themselves through the formation of the States General and the collection of notebooks of grievances.
It is generally accepted that Quebec can never become a prosperous country without the control of its banking and monetary system. Jean-Louis Pérez-Martel asks himself the question: "What is the heart of the question of the defense and promotion of Quebec's national interests? The challenge for native Quebeckers is to know if, facing globalization, it is better to be united than to be part of a fragmented and divergent societal group. Is it better to be united against the Colonialist Power of Ottawa? Is it better for Quebec to negotiate on its own the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)? Is it better for Quebec to be excluded from monetary, legal, immigration and security policies by Ottawa’s centralism? It is up to the majority of French Canadians to answer these questions, since with a resolute Union of Patriots, we could certainly convince them to act in favor of this national independence. Because we are or become a true patriot when we fight for our NATION in being part of the concert of the free nations of the world and not being under the tute-lage of another State".
In addition, the Xth Amendment of the United States Constitution could also serve as a constitutional scheme in the context of a constitutional reform of Quebec with the rest of Canada. As Mr. Claude Laferrière (double medalist of the Governor General of Canada) writes: "The American model could prove useful and inspiring in the case of a victorious referendum on the sovereignty of Quebec, but also and especially in the tripartite negotiations with the rest of Canada and the United States, which should participate because of the inclusion of the Quebec territory in the North American nuclear and conventional defense system."
It is therefore with these kinds of reforms that we will be able to work together!
Several groups work on a project or promote a republic in Quebec, each their own way: Mouvement Liberté-Nation, Un Nouveau Mouvement pour le Québec, Martine Ouellet (Bloc Québécois), La République libre du Québec, Républicain & Québécois, Union Populaire Républicaine. The time is not for division but for a common purpose, in the best interest of Quebec.
Any other vision would be reductive and would undoubtedly lead the project of a free and prosperous Quebec to a bitter failure. However, in the event of the success in regrouping, it is not excluded that the Republican Movement of Quebec is transformed into a unifying political party.
Quebec is the custodian of a fabulous heritage and the people of Quebec have a mission to accomplish in front of humanity. It is time to put aside our solitudes and come together for a common goal!