Chantal Hebert points out that the separatists have not been doing very well. Why does iffy want to help the separatists.
In a BBC interview, Ignatieff argued that the two referendums battles had left Quebec and the rest of Canada with precious little to say to each other. When asked whether Quebec independence was inevitable he answered: “I think eventually that’s where it goes.”
It is possible that Ignatieff’s analysis stems from his own failure to connect with Quebecers in last year’s election. His underlying thesis of a massive post-referendum devolution of powers does not hold water. Every province has run its own health and education systems since Confederation and Quebec’s immigration powers pre-date the referendum wars.