Quebec has 125 seats in their National Assembly. As the results come in as of 9:50PM EDT, the PQ have 59 seats and are 4 seats short of a majority. The Liberals have 46, and the CAQ have 19.
Ok, I'm going to say it. I can't stand the PQ and how they continually put a gun to Canada's head. But that's why I hope they win a majority and call a referendum. There's no way a majority Quebeckers will ever vote for independence (or "sovereignty" as the like to soften it up as). But I want this bloody issue put to rest. Bilingualism has cost this country hundreds of billions while at the same time the Quebec language police are in full force against anglophone businesses. Equalization is anything but equal. Quebec students continue to pay the lowest tuition in North America and yet they complain and some riot about a tiny increase. Charest was very weak on that issue and why he lost.
Premier-elect Marois has already been demanding more powers for Quebec. Her plans to demand businesses with only 10 or more employees to operate in French is plain fascist.
I don't know about you, but I hope Prime Minister Harper tells her to shove it. Go ahead Pauline, have your referendum. Let's put the issue to rest. If you leave or stay, Canada still wins. If you leave, we'll have billions saved in not having to prop you up. Not only that, your debt is enormous. Good luck paying that off without our help. Businesses will leave in droves to Toronto and out West due to your high taxes and draconian language laws. If you stay, as long as we don't continue to shovel billions of cash your way into a bottomless pit of corruption and entitlement, we win. Even still, we win, because we know you'll just whine and cry wolf and the rest of us won't be listening anymore.