quebec: Since arriving in Canada and living in Montreal in the early 1990s, I found that during provincial and even federal elections, the question of Quebec independence occupied a big portion of the political debate, according to Rabble. Usually Quebec independence came as a final threat launched by the federalist Parti Lib ral du Qu bec PLQ to dissuade the last batch of hesitant voters from siding with the sovereigntist Parti Qu b cois PQ . And this polarization worked relatively well, at least to a certain extent, for the PLQ. But over the last two decades, the referendum on Quebec independence has been losing ground, especially among younger voters, but even baby boomers, usually supporters of the idea, have been showing signs of tiredness. I followed it from afar but with a lot of interest and a certain dose of skepticism. Over the years, the focus of polarization in Quebec politics has shifted from independence to identity. Political fear-mongering stopped targeting federalist Anglos, who supposedly threatened French culture with their imperialistic language, songs, movies and powerful economic institutions. It was Mario Dumont, forefather of today's Coalition Avenir Qu bec CAQ who was instrumental in bringing the inflated reasonable accommodation debate to Quebec political affairs. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.