Ottawa vs. Quebec: A Diplomatic Confrontation

Denis Massicotte
Published: Wednesday, 09/21/2005 12:00 am EDT

"Mr. President, the Quebec ambassador is on the phone for you!" Of course that does not happen since Quebec does not have accredited diplomats carrying the famous red passports. Many pequistes stay up nights dreaming about that moment though. The Liberal government of Jean Charest, for its part, has now decided to vigorously push the envelope of provincial representation in international affairs within the federal parameters and, thus far, with little cooperation from the central power.

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