It’s so cute to hear from one of the last un-self-conscious bastions of what pollster Darrell Bricker calls the “Laurentian elites.” Those are the folks who used to run Canada – the Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto axis. They’re less comfortable with new immigrants, and a booming west, and a political consensus that isn’t built on appeasing Quebec, or Upper Canadian notions of fashion and manners.
They want the political centre of gravity to always stay between Toronto and Montreal. They’re still pretending Ontario is a have province. They’re still pretending Ontario’s auto industry is driving Canada’s economy, instead of its largest corporate welfare case.