Harper’s hands-off approach to Quebec
Stephen Harper was not only an architect of the demise of the Bloc Québécois but also a driving force behind the 2011 orange wave and the 2015 Liberal revival in Quebec.
Former prime minister Stephen Harper. For the record, it was Liberal prime minister Paul Martin—not his Conservative successor— who updated the template for asymmetrical federalism by spelling out Quebec's right to determine its own health spending priorities in the 2004 Health Accord. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade