At their recent council meeting the Parti Quebecois made a momentous decision. They dropped the idea of having a referendum on sovereignty if and when they return to office.
How much difference is there between dropping a sovereignty referendum and dropping sovereignty itself. Surely the guarantee that the separatists were serious about separation was that they were willing to go to the polls to test their option. Now, the test is gone.
Still the P.Q. says it will go on promoting sovereignty without a referendum. But will anybody listen? After all, this debate has been going on for almost 50 years.
Eventually, there may be another constitutional debate in whichQuebec will fully sign on. But separation ????
Do you think Quebec will separate in your lifetime?