The hunt for toponyms | The duty

On a beautiful day in May, dedicated to patriots, the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste, always quick to address the major issues facing our nation, organized a march to demand the change of name of Place du Canada. We understand that toponyms which honor figures whose actions are almost unanimously condemned must be replaced. The Germans no longer want Hitler Street and we got rid of General Ahmerst. But “Canada”, frankly, a toponym which has a long history and which was in use long before the evil English subjugated and exploited us! Clearly, if the Quebec nationalist movement embarks on this path, it is not certain that the momentum it is currently experiencing will be able to take it very far. But don’t worry, ridicule doesn’t kill.

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