Yes to that. If the despised "rest of Canada" didn't prop Quebec up with endless subsidies and transfers of wealth from the Anglos, it would collapse like a torn tent in an Alberta Chinook.
"This perception has some basis in reality."
This is where the politician gets himself into trouble.
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