Quebec’s Legislature continued Wednesday its quest for extra widespread recognition of the province’s nationhood, passing a unanimous movement calling for an emoji of the Quebec flag.
The movement was offered by the Parti Québécois. Chief Paul St-Pierre Plamondon acknowledged the “lighter” nature of his movement, but additionally complained that different autonomous areas, like Scotland, have their very own emojis.
“Quebec has the identical proper as a number of different nations around the globe, the best to be proud and show this satisfaction on social media,” Plamondon mentioned Wednesday morning in Quebec Metropolis.
The wording of the non-binding movement invokes the significance of getting a “distinct visible identification” on the web.
It additionally calls on the federal government to ask for an emoji “as quickly as attainable” from the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit group that units worldwide requirements for the alternate of textual content information.
The movement obtained the assist of all 4 events within the Nationwide Meeting, and was handed with out debate.
Earlier this month, the Coalition Avenir Québec authorities tabled laws that, together with strengthening French-language protections, proposes to unilaterally amend the Structure to incorporate recognition that Quebecers kind a nation.
It’s unclear in the intervening time which of the 2 nation-affirming initiatives stands a larger probability of success.
Although federal leaders have indicated they’re open to Quebec’s nationhood modification, some constitutional students have reservations about whether or not it’s legally possible with out consent from Ottawa or the opposite provinces.
Unicode hasn’t responded to a request for remark from CBC Information. An outgoing voicemail message informs callers that emoji requests cannot be made through phone.
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