Harper doesn't care about Quebec

At least, that’s the line you can expect from here on in from the Bloc Québecois, in light of Harper’s decision to fund Newfoundland and Labrador’s Lower Churchill falls project. (Also, Charest. Our preem just piped up on it, even though he said he’d stay out of the campaign. It’s old hat that Charest and Duceppe tend to form a coalition an odd kinship whenever an election rolls around…)

To be honest, I don’t think Harper cares. I wrote a piece about how the Conservatives will do no better than hang on to their existing seats in the province for this week’s mag; Newfoundland, with its oodles of oil money, is more fertile terrain than Quebec these days.

If I were cynical, I’d also say that a Conservative majority would suit the Bloc’s Gilles Duceppe’s fancy quite well, thank you. All the better to profess Quebec’s powerlessness in Canada, don’t you know.

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