(photo: La Presse)

The Ontario and Quebec premiers and their cabinets met today in Quebec City. Their topic was a carbon cap-and-trade system, and John Baird is howling. Nobody should leap to conclusions. The surprise is not that Ontario and Quebec are working this closely together now, but that it took them so long. It would be noteworthy, however, if Jean Charest held a grudge over some of Stephen Harper’s earlier associations and decided that, if the federal Tories can throw him over on a whim, he can be whimsical too.