I realize this article's not entirely serious but it is kind of goofy and sloppy.
Part of the story now is that Quebec needs to come to grips with its real level of importance within Canada. There's a tendency for some people in Quebec to try to cast everything as French vs. English ("les Anglais" -- this characterization is out of date and wrong) and to pretend as though the two groups are on roughly equal footing, so therefore Quebec has roughly the same weight as the other 9 provinces combined. This is just wrong. Quebec is one small part of Canada, and it's unreasonable to think that Quebec issues will constantly dominate federal politics.
I don't even know where the author got some of his claims from, like the idea that Atlantic Canadians are upset about federal spending on bilingualism. Does he realize that New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada? This kind of glossing over of facts goes hand in hand with the simplified "two Canadas" view.
The other letter referred to was much more on point: http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/votre-...e-parfaite.php
The winning quote:
À mon avis, les Canadiens qui prétendent qu'ils seront bien mieux sans le Québec passent sous silence l'énorme coût politique et économique d'une telle éventualité.
It's just not that important anymore compared to the cost of political instability. The 1995-era terms of debate are completely stale today.