And Quebec's gradual re-engagement in national parties also stands to accelerate an ongoing decline in Ontario's clout at the federal level.
Overnight, it put 18 Tory seats at play, 12 in Saskatchewan, where the new equalization formula is also not going down well, and the rest in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia
They're about to get an answer and it stands to put Quebec's renewed drive for more autonomy on a collision course with Canada's most popular social program.
Harper has not been a major factor in the provincial defeats of the past year, but they add new stresses to the life of his minority government.
For all intents and purposes, the Quebec national debate is running on empty.
Less than a week to the March 26 vote, the odds of a Liberal defeat are increasing. Quebec Premier Jean Charest is in the fight of his political life.
If Dion sets course too sharply to the left, he risks overshooting the centre, thus leaving it open for Harper to expand his coalition while the Liberals shrink theirs.
Stephen Harper and Jean Charest are engaged in a high-stakes gamble and if successful could move goal posts on Quebec-Canada playing field.
To put it bluntly, Jean Charest is afraid to lose his spring window of opportunity to a Parliamentary budget crisis and a federal election.
Momentum threatens to leave sovereignty movement high and dry on eve of make-or-break provincial and federal elections
Party Under the Stars was held on Feb. 3 at Ottawa City Hall. Conservative MPs Erin O'Toole and Steven Blaney dancing with performer Jully Black.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Party Under the Stars organizer Cheri Elliott, National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, and Chief Government Whip Andrew Leslie.
Environics' Louis Charles Roy, Greg MacEachern, and their newest hire Chris McCluskey.
The crowd inside the Sir John A. Macdonald Building on Feb. 3.
Liberal MPs Joyce Murray, Sukh Dhaliwal, and Hedy Fry with B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
B.C. Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido and Premier Christy Clark.