Today, Pauline Marois will meet with Alex Salmond, the Scottish First Minister, on her way back from Davos.
They will likely be chatting independence and referendums (Scotland will hold one on its leaving the United Kingdom in 2014) and swapping tips and tricks as fellow nationalistic government leaders.
For more background on this story, we turned to Maclean's associate editor Nancy Macdonald. In 2012, she interviewed Luke Skipper, the chief-of-staff for the National Scottish Party with a surprising Canadian link... here's her story and her talk with Todd.
Photo: Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press