It seems that Quebec has a preferential place in Canadian politics to the detriment of all other provinces. They have many rights that "ordinary" provinces do not have. such as their own immigration, their own CPP, and their own language law ( Bill 101) etc. They have received net $250b in equalizatiion or transfer payments which come from the contributions made thru taxpayers in other provinces. They use that money to subsidize their social programs to an extent that contributing provinces cannot afford to be as generous as Quebec. Despite all this they are $257b in debt. Obviousy they have learnned the lesson of "how to profit from federalism". Too bad they have not learnned the leson of "how not to spend like drunken sailors". Despite ROC's largesse, they are constantly raising the spectre of indepedence. I suggest that the ROC (rest of Canada) should have its own referendum and the other 9 provinces vote on whether Quebec should be allowed to stay in Canada. Realistically, we are in the era of globalization and Quebec would become an isolated island in an English. Firthermore, without the $$$ of the ROC, Quebec would soon become a third world country.