Calling separatists separatists

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Conservatives have come under fire by some media pundits in recent days for referring to the Bloc Québécois as “separatists”.  Unfairly labelling the separatists as separatists is apparently divisive.

A question for those critics … Is it OK to call the Western Block Party “separatists”?

Or is having a stated goal of separating from our great country only acceptable in Eastern Canada?

Just wondering.

5 Responses to “Calling separatists separatists”

  1. Mr. C.C. says:

    So, it is politically incorrect to call people what they really are? Makes perfect sense. Yeah…. NO! Don’t read too much into it Phil, the media tend to blow things out of proportion at times.

  2. Roger Loseth says:

    Yes because western separatists are redneck radical losers and eastern(french Quebecios) separatists are true patriots.Really Phil I thought an educated man like yourself would know the differance. Apparantly journalists are smarter than scientists

  3. Linea says:

    Oh, you could get an earful from Leo! I heard all this sort of thing on Sat when Leo dipped into the politics jar at the party. There are times when I wish he would lose his voice!

  4. Phil L says:

    Roger: Of course I’m too dense to see that the Bloc Québécois are merely sovereigntists who want to see Québéc become a sovereign nation, whereas the Western Block Party is made up of separatists who want to see Western Canada become a sovereign nation. Silly me.

    Linea: I hope Leo never loses his voice. I don’t always agree with him but he usually articulates his viewpoint better than I can articulate mine.

  5. Mr. C.C. says:

    What kind of world would we live in if everybody agreed with everybody? We wouldn’t have a coalition tryinng to form.