I wouldn't mind Quebec separating, if that's what the people wanted, and many would be pleased to see them go. It would still be a beautiful place to visit and my experiences there have always been positive, but there would also be many claims on the territory by Native Canadians as well as others regarding mining rights, fishing rights, and all of that. I'm not too sure it would be to their advantage to separate, as they already have powers denied to other provinces. They often get negative news about other Canadians discriminating against them but it has been my experience that the people of Quebec are genuinely liked wherever they go. In Canada anyway.
And not nessecarily because Canada won't get along without Quebec, it's that Quebec can't get along without Canada.
In Canada we have a brilliant System called equalization payments from the "Have Provinces" to the "Have Not Provinces".
So for example Alberta where I live, that does extraordinarily well, sends part of it's money to home province of Nova Scotia to help it out because the province struggles a little bit more economically.
Quebec is surprisingly classed as a "have not" province and is the single biggest beneficiary of equalization.
To leave Canada would be to sink their own economy.
Places like Montreal still do well of course but with so much of the provincial budget being eaten up by Health care it's very difficult for Quebec to give up the Equalization payments.
I mean what province would give it up?
I'm hoping Eastern Canada can discover more oil and gas, love for the Maritimes to take off economically, such a great part of the country thats people deserve a good streak.