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Why sucking up to the provinces doesn’t work

This Magazine Staff

Couldn’t have put it better than Paul Wells:

What does the Parti Quebecois mean when it promises Quebecers a “real country”? For one thing, it means a country whose government sees more in the world than focus groups and hospital waiting lines. Mayors can worry about plumbing; it is a national government’s job to face the world. If the government in Ottawa can’t be bothered, a government in Quebec City will fill the vacuum.

Or, I might add, Alberta. Or BC. Or Ontario.

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