A little while ago, when the Quebec "nation issue" was dominating the debate in the House of Commons, NDP leader Jack Layton came up with an interesting way to keep the country united.
He said since Quebec was generally a left wing province, the best way to keep it in Canada was for the rest of the country to adopt socialism.
Well there are a lot of things wrong with that line of thinking but here's one big problem: Quebec is actually moving to the right politically.
Consider: in the last federal election, Quebec elected ten Conservative MPs, Quebeckers are receptive to the idea of alternatives to government-run health care and two of the three main political provincial parties are to the right of centre.
If this trend keeps up, maybe Layton will next argue the best way to keep Quebec in Canada will be to adopt libertarianism.
No, he probably won't do that.