Here is a very interesting article on the Scottish and Québécois nationalist movement in The Gazette, the main newspaper written in English in Montreal.
While the separatist movement in Québec is suffering from disunity and an historical collapse in the last federal elections, the SNP is getting closer to its goal of achieving independence. We will need to wait and see if the support for the SNP will result in a yes vote in a referendum, but if it does, it will inevitably influence the whole movement in Québec.
As Daniel Turp, professor at the University of Montreal, says:
A Scottish referendum win “will inspire Quebec nationalists and be seen as a very strong precedent. The achievement of independence will have occurred in a democratic setting similar to Canada. The precedent will even be more interesting if the United Kingdom accepts, without arguing about and challenging the 50-per-cent-plus-one threshold.”
The victory of a yes vote for an independent Scotland would therefore not only transform British politics, but would also open up new debates and discussions in Canadian politics.