The shout rings across the prairies. Omigod, something interesting is happening in Canada!
Fresh from an election which saw your secret boyfriend Justin Trudeau lose his majority, the country is talking about splitting up again. This time it's got nothing to do with Quebec -- even though the Bloc Quebecois roared back into life, gaining 32 seats in the 338-seat parliament, up from 10 (a clear shift leftward in Quebec, though unnoticed as such by most commentators).
No, now those talking separation are the two inner-western provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan. They delivered a result for Trudeau like Queensland on steroids, returning only a single non-conservative member out of 51 (for the New Democrats, Canada's belated, separate Labour party).