The Politics of Language Haven't heard anything regarding this touchy topic from our great neighbor to the north. Has all friction disappeared in Canada regarding an independent Quebec? Are the Quebecois satisfied with the concessions the federal govement made to keep them as part of Canada? Were there concessions? I noticed that both French and English are spoken at all government facilities now in the Canadien Rockies. The French mostly with an strong English accent. They make it a point to be as equal as possible to the French speakers it seems. I always wondered if Quebec could be viable as an independent country to begin with and if they did indeed leave the union what effect if any it would have had on the other provinces.