Sensei wrote:... especially the comment about Quebec (the province) by Curmudgeon. Good reply by Quebec (the person) by the way.
For me, it's personal. I'm one of the 800,000 or so English-speaking refugees who were forced to leave Quebec with my young family in the early 1970's, along with plenty of good companies like BMO and SLF. As a result, I'm one of a growing group of Canadians who feel that Quebec should have separated long ago and hope they will soon. Investing in Quebec is like betting against myself. Of course I realize that in the event of separation companies like CNR would would still operate, but what would the uncertainty do to revenues and stock prices? I'm not missing any opportunities because there are plenty of alternatives. I avoid Quebec provincial and corporate bonds too. The province feels more foreign to me than the U.S. does.
I didn't elaborate earlier because my reasons are off-topic for this forum.