Normally I'd say that this makes no sense, but it does involve Quebec after all

Today Stephen Harper announced that "the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada" and gave it the full weight of Parliament. Perhaps not 100% surprising, the Quebec Liberals along with both the federal Liberals and their NDP brethren all are in favour of the Harper motion. (The NDP, in their particular idiocy, also support the upcoming Bloc motion on the same subject).

Probably the most damning statement against the Harper motion comes not from the Tory backbenches nor the Bloc-heads, but Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis (formerly the chairman of Joe Volpe's campaign until Volpe replaced him with a zombie) who stated:

Are we going to have a Greek nation within Canada, a Ukrainian nation within Canada, a Chinese nation within Canada? Sorry, Canada is the nation.

Myself, I'll go bold. Quebekers, Quebecois, les francophonies, effin' frogs, whatever you want to call them, are morons. Not all of them, but a sizeable percentage. Let's say 85% to pick a ballpark figure. It may be a little lower, or a fair bit higher, but that's a good range. Separatist Quebecers are morons (see Steyn), federalist Quebecers are morons (see Byfield), and those in between are likey morons still (see Mario Dumont v. Exceptions That Prove the Rule).

The fact that Quebecers are morons is critical to understanding why such words are both vitally important and conferring no special rights whatsoever. As a sensible westerner, I'm not interested in language "recognizing Alberta's distinct heritage", I'm interested in codified laws establishing Alberta as a sovereign nation outside of Canada, completely separate and alienated from all Canadian laws and treatises. Quebecers seem to be somehow influenced by this, and that this sort of talk can turn a so-called "soft separatist" into a "federalist" [why on earth is nobody willing to refer to a group of Quebecers as "soft federalists"? -ed]. This of course makes absolutely no sense: either the language has some sort of legal ramification and confers some sort of government fiat or additional level of civil or legislative rights, or else its a meaningless preamble-style bit of drivel that wastes Parliament's time and can be just as happily without than within.

Again, though, not to beat this issue to death anymore than I already have, it doesn't have to make sense, because it is dealing with the moronic province of Quebec.