I have nothing to add to the observations of Conrad Black. The place is at a dead end of socialism, tribalism, and irrelevance. If the Parti Quebecois comes to power, the suppression of the English language, and with it, the speakers of the English language, will increase.
Every time I go there, I am impressed with how little service staff anywhere are able or inclined to speak English, the language of many of their customers.
Nice people, but they have a giant lesson coming to them, which they will not learn from. Until they can look each other in the eyes and say “failure”, “obsolete”, and “we must change” when they think of Quebec’s system of bloated statism, things will continue their unseen, unnoticed relative decline.