If today's Canada Day parties seem a bit more festive in Quebec, thank the federal government.
More than half of all federal "Celebrate Canada" funding is directed to Quebec-based events, government records show.
The Department of Canadian Heritage says Quebec receives a proportionately larger share of money for holiday celebrations because its provincial government doesn't fund Canada Day events.
Why doesn't the Quebec legislature fund Canada Day celebrations? Last time I checked, Quebec is still part of Canada, so why the omission? Are the optics so bad in Quebec that funding Canada Day is politically undesirable? What a crock, particularly when you see things like the federal government spending 2/3 of the money for the Quebec City celebrations.
There's a thing about give and take, it balances and creates a fair environment. Someone explain the current give, all I see is the take and I find that disappointing. Sure, we will wave the flag, but we're not paying for it, you foot the bill. Nice.