This whole coalition thing has awaken the sleeping dog of Anglo-Canadians' fear of the Bloc. The outrage and terror expressed at "giving the SEPARATISTS" who want to "distroy the country" such "power" is really interesting. It shows that many Canadians are francophobes who can't read French and therefore have no idea what is going on in Quebec politics or what the Bloc stands for or the platfrom they were elected on. I have heard many people (including people on babble) claim that separatism is the "major plank" in their policy, etc. Anyone who even saw a Bloc ad in the last election knows this is not the case. There is probably more popular support for separation in Alberta than Quebec at this moment in history.
What I'm drawing attention to here is that despite many Canadians wanting "politics to be done differently" (i.e. sick of stupid partisanship) the campaign against the Bloc is largely based in othering - us against them; Real Canadians vs Evil Separatists.
Although Harper and his parrots call the NDP socialists (that worked so well for McCain) people from outside the CPC are quick to call the Bloc separatists. To me the Bloc is just as separatist as the NDP is socialist.
What are people's thoughts on this under-analysed current in the new coalition craze?