quebec and the federation
i thought that this topic would be a useful place for those of us from quebec to vent and exchange within a canadian politics context, a thread to discuss the ndp in the context of quebec, and a quick go-to thread for non-quebecers to learn/keep up. this paradigm will become increasingly important as harper continues to isolate and infuriate quebec voters, and the province heads into another election within the next year, with a strong probability that marois forms government.
just to start off, i think this assessment by chantal is exactly right: "At a time when Quebec is already dangerously estranged from the federal government of the day, a Wildrose victory stood to increase its growing alienation from the rest of the federation."
the pro-independence forces have to be somewhat disappointed that albertans didn't immediately confirm that they were the insane francophobic troglodyte maniacs that we all assume them to be.