Well, I am, alas, unsurprised. Why? Because this is not the first time we have been through this in Quebec. A few years ago, a somewhat better intentioned but still flawed effort was made to figure out if there was a crisis in Quebec--were accommodations being made to include minorities (religious, ethnic--linguistic did not count) too much or not enough? The Liberal Party initiated it, the hearings produced heaps of bigoted statements, but the panelists came up with the reasonable conclusion that there was no crisis--there was not too much accommodation and perhaps we ought to focus on tolerance (if I remember correctly).
This time, the effort is clearly way more cynical, as the PQ is seeking to divide the third party in the system. This
Anyhow, this process is facilitating more hate in Quebec. Way to go, PQ! Hot mess? Indeed.