The result of having homegrown Ian Paisleys racing around spouting paranoid nonsense and baying at the moon about ethnic cleansing due to their having an exaggerated and baseless fear that Papism and French were being rammed down their throats by their favourite bogeyman Pierre Trudeau. Well, there's that and their very real need to resist contemplating the fact that the old tribal quarrels are dying out now that the Orange Lodge isn't really a power any longer so it's okay to be Catholic now. Heh. If only they could tell the average clod in Quebec that. Watching the Saint Jean Baptiste day parade reminds us that those poor saps still see us as being the same sort of constipated dullard Chinnuts's father-in-law was.
The really, REALLY ironic thing about this is that they're sort of of a kind with the people in Quebec who've been pushing for cultural neutrality in the public sphere. According to said exponents of universal brotherhood, the culturally neutral human being immigrants must aspire to emulate has the following culturally neutral qualities. First, the culturally neutral person must be lily-white. Second, he must be Catholic. Finally, he must be monolingual in French. This means that politics in this country is really easy to understand as it's based on preserving idiotic tribal quarrels no one else cares about except if they're De Gaulle and they wanna stick it to the Yanks and Brits.