A drop in the ocean
Note: From the excerpt below, do you think Tocqueville’s statement is correct? Why?
Excerpt: “It is therefore likely that Lower Canada will eventually become an entirely French people. But it will never have a large population. Everything around it is becoming English. It will be a drop in the ocean. I greatly fear, as Mr. Neilson said with his abrupt frankness, that North America will be English; fortune has decided that.”
Alexis de Tocqueville. «Lettre du 1er septembre 1831.» Regards sur le Bas-Canada. Montréal, 2003. p. 186.