What I don't get is why we absolutely must have a unified canadian hockey team, its like the thought of maybe not being the best in the world makes people shiver in fear. USSRs mighty team of old is now split, Czechoslovakia had a top team that is now two teams, really what would be the issue with it happening in Canada too. More canadians get to participate, more rivalry and more storylines for the media, who wouldn't win in this scenario. The only problem would be if we end up taking gold, silver (6 yrs in the future) and other countries feel that isn't fair. So if other countries allow it, and the people of Quebec want it, then I say go for it.
Difference is that the USSR and Czechoslovakia didn't ice teams from differen't states/provinces. They were different teams from different countries.
I hate this attitude from certain Quebecois groups, and as a Canadian am insulted. What is their big deal with the rest of us? Still sore in the arse from when the British kicked out France? Manitoba has a pretty significant french population, I think the largest in Canada outside Quebec, and I don't hear nearly as much of this talk.
Besides, Quebec would collapse if they separated.