That 15% needed to get a referendum on separation going again that Pauline Marois is always talking about goes right back to Stephen Harper in 2006.
It was Harper who in November 2006 formally declared that Quebecers are "a nation."
It was very nice of him. A big hit with Quebeckers.
The Bloc Québécois sprung into action. The Parti Québécois picked it up.
A nation has citizens. Citizenship, it goes without saying, implies rights and obligations for its citizens.
And those who want to be elected to municipal or provincial office in this beautiful nation should be able to speak the language of the nation.
So how do we decide who speaks and who does not speak the language of the nation? Needless to say, the best way is to pass a language test, the modalities of which and the selection of whom will be decided later.
And so here we are today.
Really it's all Harper's fault.
One more thing to dump on Harper.
Poor devil! It never ends.
No wonder he wrote off Quebec.
I would have done the same.