Montreal Simon: The Scottish Referendum and the Fatal Lesson of Quebec

Well it was a long night and a disappointing one. The YES side in the Scottish referendum didn't do as well as I had hoped it might.Scotland will have to wait a little longer to become independent. And fear conquered hope.Scotland voters have opted to continue as part of the United Kingdom after 307 years in ...

Montreal Simon: Why the Scottish Referendum Is NOT the Quebec Referendum

I've been seeing a lot of stories in the Canadian and British media, comparing the Scottish independence referendum campaign to the one in Quebec in 1995.And I've resigned myself to seeing a lot more of them after this latest development. Because it is so familiar.But here's the thing eh? I've seen the Scottish referendum campaign up ...

For Stephane Dion, a Quick Math Lesson/Thoughts on Separation

I only like democracy when the numbers are in my favor. Stephane Dion penned an op-ed for the National Post. (there’s an odd combination) detailing how the NDP’s position on Quebec separation, detailed in the Sherbrooke Declaration, threatens national unity. There is one quote I want to draw specific attention to, which to . . . ...