I don't follow Canadian affairs like it used to, but it seems the parliament passed a motion recognizing the Québécois as a distinct nation, a proposal that's long been kicked around in Canadian circles and was regarded as very controversial. Michael Chong, minister for intergovernmental affairs, resigned over his refusal to support the measure.

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