Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! Requiem for a Divided Country was written by Mordecai Richler in 1992 to parody and lament the ever present threat of Quebec’s separation. When Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois were elected on Tuesday, September 4, Marois
addressed her “friends and neighbours in Canada” saying that Quebec needs to become sovereign.
“We want a country and we will have it,” Marois said to loud cheers.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
However, as the 1995 bumper sticker says “My Canada includes Quebec.” Dan Mayo echoes this sentiment in a duet: