Splitting up Canada?

The only places the separatists won a majority in Monday's election
The platform of the Bloc Québécois (BQ) party involves seceding from Canada to form the new nation of Quebec. How did they do in Monday's election? Not too good. But let's step back a moment... they had an election in Canada on Monday?  Who knew? Yeah, Americans are blissfully unaware of this stuff. The only Canadian prime minister Americans can remember is Pierre Trudeau—and that's only because his beautiful wife Margaret was an iconic jet-setter, partying with the likes of Mick Jagger. Anyway, back to the election. The Bloc Québécois got pummeled, garnering just 6 percent of the vote. It's a long way from their heyday in the mid-90s, when Quebec came within a few thousand votes of splitting from Canada. (That story is detailed in Lost States)

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