What is interesting about Quebec’s threatened secession was that the northern 2/3 of the province threatened in turn to secede from Quebec if it seceded. The northern 2/3 is predominately First Nations (Canada’s term for indigenous, pre-European popualation) who felt quite vulnerable to Quebecois rule. The northern part of the province also happens to have the great hydropower potential that Montreal has exploited (to sell the electricity to the US) to the pain of, the First Nations people. Montreal said at the time that that secession would not be allowed. Ironic no?