Michael Chong holds the same position in the Harper government that Stephane Dion held in Chretien's. Obviously, Chong was not on side when Harper made the absolutely fatal -- to Canada and to hbis own legacy -- move of playing politics with the claim of Quebec nationalists that Quebecois -- whatever they may be defined as -- are a "nation". When he quit, Chong explained in clear reasons why he is leaving Cabinet. It was the honorable thing, the right thing, to do.
"(The Harper resolution) is nothing else but the recognition of ethnic nationalism, and that is something I cannot support. It cannot be interpreted as the recognition of a territorial nationalism, or it does not refer to the geographic entity, but to a group of people."