Legault’s compromise is what Quebecers feel is acceptable for the moment, given the choices presented to them. The challenge for Quebec’s opposition forces will be to look beyond this transitory epoch to engage new voters with pragmatic ideas.
As counterintuitive as it may feel, and as suboptimal as it may be for politicians and partisan influencers craving validation, the most effective way to defeat racists on the internet is to pretend they don’t exist.
The premier doesn’t appear to need a referendum in order to separate Quebec from Canada. All he needs are disengaged federalist opponents.