by alexandragagne2 on April 2, 2014 - 9:48pm
In my point of view India and Quebec have many similarities regarding their past and present situation about minorities and majorities. First of all, an important event that occurred in India is that England drained India wealth’s by taking their raw material, transforming it in England and then selling the finished product back to in India. Therefore, Britain derived greater profit from India’s resources than they did. We can compare this to the situation of the Native Americans when the British came to start the trade of fur with them and then taking all the resources of the indigenous people. The two nations took advantages of a minority population with no power. Another comparison will be about what Gandhi once said "Because we are majority we should be generous toward minority". Gandhi was for the unity of the two nations Muslims/Hindu and was actively involved with minorities and poorer people. Quebec has similarity because we welcome many different ethnicities and try to work with them to make no discrimination to minorities. This point is also related to what Jinnah said about Muslim and Hindu two nations, that they have enough in common to be united. To compare with what he said, Canada also live with two nations within one, the English and the French people, these two populations are now melted in one society and live well together.