Tar Sands booster Michael Ignatieff has lauded bitumen as a key to national unity.
Well Mike, it might just be a key to unlocking our fragile national unity and unleashing the hounds of separatism. Or is that not quite what you had in mind?
CBC News reports that Quebec sovereigntists are using Canada's abysmal greenhouse gas record and the climate change issue to argue for the breakup of our country:
...The Parti Québécois issued the sovereigntist call to arms on the hot-button issue Monday as Prime Minister Stephen Harper prepared to attend the environmental conference at Copenhagen.
The PQ argued in an open letter that if international sanctions are eventually imposed on environmental laggards, "Canada's irrresponsible position" could wind up hurting Quebec industry.
...One political scientist said the climate-change issue may have presented sovereigntists with an ideal wedge to drive between Quebec and Canada.
"There is a distinct disconnect here between the Quebec position and the federal position based on interests that are very easy to identify and understand," said Pierre Martin of the Université de Montréal.