Semantic maneuvre by the Mulroney-era Federal government designed to legitimize Quebec separatist need to suppress foreign languages, build hydroelectric megaprojects, and be exploited by France and the United States rather than Canada. Every other political entity in Canada, including the Boy Scouts, has subsequently demanded the same right. In fact, our constitution, our education system and our mothers have been guaranteeing this for fifty years. Wouldn’t it be more constructive if we were asking to be “unusual”, “attractive,” “reasonable” or–dare we ask this?–“functional” societies? So here’s the solution: Quebec is a francophone society.