Tensions between the French and English speaking Canadians.

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Tensions between the French and English speaking Canadians has been a topic issue for quite some time now. Throughout the years it has been questioned as to wether or not the French and English speaking Canadians have the potential ability to be together as a nation. Various votes have been held in order to try and establish what the people of Canada feel about this situation. However, the history of the English and French speaking Canadians prove that Canada is an impossible nation. Foreign Policies, such as the Naval Services Bill, the Boer War and Conscription all contribute to why Canada is an impossible nation. Political Issues involving the Constitution Act, 1982, the Referendum Act Two, 1995 and the Clarity Act are three other indicators of why Canada should not remain as one nation. Furthermore, there is the factors of Language and Culture Issues, including Manitoba Schools Question, the Quiet Revolution and Bill 101, 1976.

All these issues will be summed up in order to make it apparent that the French and English speaking Canadians do not have what it takes to be one nation.

Foreign Policies Issues had a lot to do with the decision of wether or not Canada should be one nation.

The Naval Services Bill occurred from 1909-1910. English Canadians wanted to send money to England to support

the British navy, whereas the differing French Canadians did not want to send the money. Laurier once again had to come to a compromise. In 1910, he tabled the Naval Services Bill. With this, he hoped to pacify the English Canadians who still insisted that the country help Britain. The Naval Services Bill called for the creation of a navy. However, this newly formed navy found little support in the country. The English Canadians accused him...