Depending on the year, Montreal is:
- the haven of immigrants that seemingly cannot assimilate into Quebec culture;
- overrun by non-Francophones;
- dominated by Anglophones;
- and so on.
I have no doubt that Aubin is right--that secession would be awful for Montreal and thus bad for the Quebec economy. I also have no doubt that the PQ largely does not care since its political strategy focuses mostly on getting votes elsewhere by running against Montreal. It makes sense politically, but as we all know, what is good for a party or a politician can be bad for a state/province/country. For Kin or Country indeed!