Patriot day For the one who don't known it, in Quebec it the Patriot day. The Patriot are the people who oppose a dictatorial state drive by the Governor. In those day Lower Canada was nothing more that a banana republica, where the governor friend get all the candy at the expense of the people. The common house of that time didn't have any power at all, the governor got absolute power. Because of all the corruption the house of commons was making pressure on the governor to give lower canada a responsible governement. In answer of the pressure the Governor dissolve the house of common and indirectly trigger the revolt of patriot. Revolt who where violently and cowardly represse ( just like the egyptian did but without the success). Which lead to the act of union and it injustice in it. Today the day is celebrate to comorate the first sign of a wake up of the idea of democracy and the desire of fighting corruption. the date had been decided to be the same day as the queen day in signification of opposition of the invasion and the relic of a former dictatorial system.
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