Massive demonstrations in the Canadian city of Montreal have continued for more than 100 straight days. What began as a student protest against tuition hikes, now embraces many French Canadians, fighting to protect social programs.
For separatists in Quebec, a couple of failed tries at an independence referendum have led to what some there call "neverendum." The Scottish independence movement learned a few key lessons from Canada's experience. And now Quebec separatists might learn from Scotland if the "Yes" campaign wins on Thursday.
Small US airports just south of the Canadian border are doing very well right now. That's because Canadians are driving to the US to take advantage of the much lower costs flights out of American airports.
Quebec's budget is swimming in red ink and the government has proposed hikes in college tuition to help fix that. But the students are upset and took to the streets. That led to a bungled government response that ultimately widened the protests to be a broader rebuke of government over-reach and budget cuts.