It appears I'm not alone in my reticence. Declares Braeden - "Charest learns the hard way: Appeasement does not work."
I echo the sentiment, although I don't like the word "appeasement" because of its unfortunate connotations. Also, I don't think Mario Dumont is really that right-wing; on a global political spectrum, Harper is way to the right of Dumont (or at least, pre-2006 Harper).
But superficialities aside, Mr. Caley makes an excellent and note-worthy point:
"It is important to keep our goals in perspective. Federalism is not just about whether we have a country, but about what kind of country we have."
I couldn't agree more. As I said, I fear for federalism.