An interesting editorial in the Montreal Gazette. I think it is good that the federal government doesn't spend all of its time pandering to Quebec. Quebeckers need to reengage with Canada. It is also up to the Tory party to bring Quebec back into the Big Blue Tent.
Quebecers may have burned a political bridge
THE GAZETTE AUGUST 27, 2011
On May 2, Canada went to the polls. Quebec went wholeheartedly New Democratic Party. The rest of the country voted into power a majority Conservative government.
Like people everywhere, Quebecers voted the way they did because they believed it served their interests.
But there is inevitably a danger in staying on the fringes of power, and now that risk seems to be slowly taking shape.
Nearly four months after Quebec helped the NDP to a record number of seats in Parliament - 103 - this province does not seem to be enjoying any favours from the Harper government. Instead: It looks like the Champlain Bridge, a feder-al responsibility, might be left to Quebec and Montreal to patch together for as long as they can.