I like Quebec in Canada. The province is unique and adds a special flavour that makes Canada more interesting, but so does PEI. Funny how you never see PEI crying for more money from the rest of Canada even though they have very little industry or job opportunities. (Thanks PEI for sending my husband to Alberta!)
So, why does Quebec think that they are MORE special than any other Canadian province? Why do they continue to vote for a party that wants to separate from Canada, then whine when they don't get that hockey arena paid for by the rest of Canada. They are pro's at using threats to keep Canada "unified".
Quebec politicians often seek de facto bribes from Ottawa — whether in the form of cold cash or more symbolic gestures. And usually, Ottawa gives in. This explains why our equalization system is skewed so as to deliver a multi-billion-dollar jackpot to Quebec every year; not to mention Paul Martin’s “asymmetric federalism,” and Stephen Harper’s declaration that Quebec constitutes a “nation.” These shakedowns have come to define the Canadian political condition.