It seems that a growing number of Canadians are getting fed-up with the province of Quebec and specifically Quebec 'sovereignists.'
With the separatist Parti Québécois leading the polls ahead of next month's election, a Sun News/Abacus Data survey says that one in four in the rest of Canada are ready to kick la belle Provence out of Confederation.
The online survey, conducted between August 10 - 12, asked 1,795 English-language speakers living outside of Quebec how they would vote if all Canadians could vote in a referendum on the future of Quebec in Confederation.
Just 52 per cent said they'd vote to keep Quebec in Canada while 26 per cent would vote to remove Quebec. A further 22 per cent said they were unsure of how they'd vote.
The results shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone especially during a fractious election campaign.
Over the past two weeks, the PQ have been pinning sovereignists against federalists by publicly criticizing the monarchy and by asking for more powers and more money from Ottawa.
But Canadians aren't in a mood to negotiate.
Notably, the survey indicates that only 12 per cent of us would support giving Quebec more federal funding powers or special status if it would keep the province separating from Canada.
"These results demonstrate the potential problems for the federal government if the PQ were to win the Quebec election," notes an Abacus Data press release.
"While the provincial government will be demanding more powers and autonomy, Canadians outside Quebec are likely to be opposed to any moves to placate Quebec. Intense Quebec-Rest of Canada political conflict may once again be around the corner."
Essentially, the survey shows that more and more Canadians just want to tell Quebecers: 'if you don't like Canada the way it is, then just go away.'
Ironically, and sadly, that plays into hands of the separatists.