Yesterday's newspaper featured a series of polls on all kinds of subjects on the Canadian political scene, from voting intentions to provinces' perception of each other to the prospect of a Quebec secession. But in all that, there's one thing that makes no sense whatsoever: English Canadians massively want to see Quebec remain within Canada, despite their strong belief that Canada would be as good, if not better off, without us (something I can agree with). Meanwhile, the prospect of independence continues to rally a hefty 40 to 45% of Quebec's population no matter how divided, battered, and quite frankly obsolete the movement is. And yet most of us realize that it would be suicide to separate at this point, with a government so corrupted and inefficient even all the cash we suck out of Alberta isn't enough to get us out of the gutter.
Yep, we're certifiably nuts at this point. Anyone care to explain this anomaly?