Why Quebec athletes are leading the way for Canada at Sochi Games

By PAUL WALDIE, SEAN GORDON and LES PERREAUX

KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA and MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail

He brilliantly negotiated the Olympic mogul course on the way to a gold medal, and then freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau cut some deft turns on far less familiar ground.
When a reporter from Britain pointed out that were Quebec a country, it would be second in the medal count, Mr. Bilodeau swerved around the sovereignty debate. “We’re both proud to be Quebeckers,” he said pointing to silver medalist and fellow Quebec native Mikaël Kingsbury. “But we’re very proud to be Canadians … yes, we do a lot of good things in Quebec but there are great things all across Canada.”