The Monaco - Gibraltar Proposal
for a Limited "Quebec Independence"
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Quebec City Metropolitan Region
Quebec City will find its greatest problem
after the shift to be isolation.
Where it is possible to ride out the pole
shift above the waves -- mainly protected from seawater influx by the
widening of the Saint Lawrence seaway -- the survivors will have to
migrate toward the New South. The survivor migration will be towards what
they recall to be the Canadian grain belt. Those unable to travel will be
Those who have relied upon imported food
stuffs, living on hard Canadian Shield rock in-hospitable to gardening
(and inland), will find themselves increasingly dealing with hunger also.
Those who understand how to harvest the sea
(and edible land weeds) will be the saviors among the survivors.
Much of Quebec Province is high land, which
can afford ample escape from the coastlines during the hour of the shift
The majority of Quebec Province will remain
above water after the existing poles have melted. The climate will be more
moderate than today, especially after the ice of Greenland melts and the
near proximity from that great meltoff no longer creates cold tides on the
shore of Quebec.
The greatest concern that Quebec will have
after the shift will be migrating survivor from the population centers of
eastern half of the US. Crowded up into the Appalachian Mountains and into
the limited land mass that the New England area provides, they will be as
likely to push into Quebec as toward what were the western states of the
US, seeking land that would have been high enough to remain dry land.
As Quebec is an essentially rural province --
Quebec peoples will not be prepared for the aggressive insistence that
those along the eastern seaboard of the US have as their normal stance in
life. Residents of New York NY and Washington DC in particular, are used
to getting their way by being loud mouthed and insistent. Some forethought
into how to handle such migrants when the time comes should be part of the
Quebec Provincial survival plan.
Your new latitude after the pole shift will
put you in a warmer climate than you are currently in today. Compare the
distance from the new North Pole off the Bulge of Brazil to the Equator,
against the distance from Quebec to the new Equator. Even with the South
American Plate crushing much of the Caribbean and Central America, this
will still be the case. And there will be a warmer climate.
It is true that land
bridges to Quebec will flood during the rising seas after the pole
The highlands of Quebec
will remain above the waves. But isolation will hardly result nor will
all land bridges to flooded. Many in the flooded north, in Canada, will
migrate to Quebec, and we have warned that many from the East Coast of
the US will become what might prove to be unwelcome guests. Quebec is
likely to be a very lively location in the future!
... PREVIOUS CONTENT THAT IS NOT QUITE
Recent alterations in Quebec
MRC political demarcations can be used to make Quebec a limited kind of
On 1 January 2002, Quebec City and 12 other municipalities of the
Communauté urbaine de Québec were merged into to the new Quebec City.
This new "megacity" is divided into 8 boroughs.
- The 2002 MRC council mergers (and changes in political demarcations in
the Quebec City region as a whole) were mandated by the provincial
government as part of an indirect ('back door') move to create an
independent Quebec state.
- These changes in local political demarcation have (in effect) returned
Quebec City to a political demarcation arrangement that is very
reminiscent to the way the region was organized some 300-400 years ago.
- The new MRC (regional council) demarcations can be used to create an
independent Quebec state of Gibraltar dimensions (if not larger) and
solve Canada's post 1931 political problems relating to Quebec political
The new Quebec state should occupy
this area of land with the exception of Levis, no
more -- no less.
MRC in the above image means "Metropolitan Regional Community", this is
analogous to NZ or Australian cities that have merged (by state or federal
request) but where the local council still maintains some local zoning
This is end of the geographical part of the proposal.
Political, economic etc matters should be
resolved either along Monaco or Gibraltar lines
Quebec Province: Impacts and fixes
- The provincial government decision making center will have to be
moved, probably to the Montreal region. A new provincial parliament
building will have to be built.
- Quebec Province will have to become a sub-contractor (utility
provider) for many of Quebec State services -- like water and
- Quebec Province will need to be compensated for the changes in its tax
base and changes in the geography of its governmental services.
- Quebec State will probably need to be provided with 1,500,000,000 CAD
to ease its transition into a state. Quebec Province should be exempted
as much as possible from these costs -- but should cover 10% of the
transition costs over 20 years.
Banking & Finance
- Initially bank account routing digits will be in the Canadian format,
but within 5 years Quebec will transition to its own unique bank account
digit routing format.
- Banking regulation and oversight should evolve along (Lichtenstein and
Swiss) lines of governance. Canada must assist Quebec along these lines
for up to 20 years after independence to ensure a smooth transition and
banking system stability.
- Canada and Quebec should have symmetrical citizenship rules between
themselves separate from the existent rules for all other nations. It
must be noted that Quebec and Canada occupy physical space next to each
other and are so closely linked in ways that the US and Canada and
Canada and France are not.
- In order not to disadvantage each others permanent residents, a
uniform 2 years of residence to Citizenship route must be established.
- All Quebec laws [and applicable government regulations] as a matter of
protocol and practice should be appealable to the Canadian Supreme
Court. In this way the Canadian Supreme Court can act as the UK Privy
Council did for Canada up until 1940.
- The Canadian Supreme Court (with respect to Quebec State) would end up
having a similar role to the Privy Council in the UK Commonwealth legal
- A permanent enlargement of the Canadian Supreme Court [of 2 or 3
persons, 1 ex officio] may be necessary to achieve this. Some costs
could be covered by Quebec State.
- Quebec should strike a deal with the UK, allowing one case per year to
be appealed to the UK Privy Council every year -- specifically cases
that deemed unresolved or unsolvable by the Canadian Supreme Court.
First Nations Land Settlements
- Quebec will be in the CAD zone, but will have the right to issue notes
that indicate separate nation status.
- The currency arrangement should be based on the UK's Scottish Pound.
- The sum of 500,000,000 CAD is to be awarded to the First Nations
tribal entities affected by this change (the creation of a new nation).
- This money transfer its to take place over a time frame of 25 years
starting from the 1st day of the existence of the new nation.
- A joint Quebec-Canada "Land Claims Tribunal" should be created to
resolve all residual land claims issues related to the creation of the
new nation for a time frame 60 years.
- The Canadian rules for incorporation, although a huge improvement over
the US's are a mess that ordinary people [and small companies] may find
hard to use to their advantage.
- Quebec must evolve incorporation rules that make it a hotbed of
offshore [and to an extent on-shore Canadian] incorporation.
- The Quebec income tax rate should initially be the same as the
Province of Quebec -- but after 2 years of independence Quebec should be
free to create its own taxation schemes.
- Over time Quebec should and must evolve a tax scheme that is a mixture
of European (Isle of Man, Jersey, Gibraltar, Swiss, Monaco, Andorra,
Malta) and Caribbean (Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Anguilla) taxation
- The new state of Quebec should work with the Canadian government to
make it be less important and necessary for Canadians to move their
money to these other offshore lotions for taxation reasons (personal and
- Quebec must distinguish between "Tax Residency" and "Residency" with
respect to double taxation treaties.
- Quebec should not take part in the North American telephone numbering
scheme but have its own [2 digit] ITU (International Calling) country
- Quebec should be able to choose its own HDTV transmission format, but
with respect to traditional AM / FM most technical arrangements should
be coordinated with the CRTC, and where occasionally applicable: the US
FCC and ITU.
- Quebec should have its own Civil Aviation authority, but most Civil
Aviation functions applying to multi-passenger airlines and smaller
passenger transport should be farmed out to Canada.
- Quebec will have its own car plates and road transport authority, like
- Quebec should be permitted to have a Coast Guard, but no Navy or Army.
- A limited Air Force should be permitted, with elite Special Forces to
handle emergencies that may occur in the immediate region.
- Quebec should be a member of NATO, but in NATO's outer ring. This
would entitle it to contribute resources but personnel.