Jim WilsonJim Wilsonhttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/author/217engRealities facing Scotland and Quebec are worlds aparthttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1241http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1241Scotland has many historical links with Quebec .Montreal, with its street names and institutions, provides signposts to that past. Despite the connections, in their quest for independence the two are literally and metaphorically oceans apart. Quebec’s additional difficulties compared to those facing Scotland are numerous; in politics, history, culture or geography, there are substantial differences. However, in the crucial matter of the economy, both face similar challenges.Jim WilsonWed, 13 Mar 2013 20:00:00 -0400Beware of Quebec`s revisionist historyhttp://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1258http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1258One of Quebec’s recent educational musings is to consider revising the History course presently been taught in schools. Revamping and revising school curriculum should be part of ongoing educational practice; however, when a history course is being changed it requires great scrutiny, for no other course is more susceptible to a government’s manipulation. The oft quoted statement that ‘history is written by the victors ’ can be challenged; history, as  taught in schools, is written not by the victors, but by governments, who have control of the curriculum content, the text books, and the examination format.  Jim WilsonMon, 11 Mar 2013 10:09:00 -0400