Quebec's federalist/sovereignist battle is spilling over into social media, but the arguments have now encompassed Canada's Olympic athletes.
The Minister of Higher Education , Research , Science and Technology Pierre Duchesne is being criticized in some quarters for Tweeting an image from Sochi of Chloé and Justine Dufour-Lapointe wearing blue and white fleur de lys mittens.
The image , is a photoshop of an image taken shortly after they had won gold and silver in the Women's Freestyle Moguls event.
In the original photo the women are wearing red and white Canadian maple leaf mittens.
Duchesne retweeted the doctored version this week, with the comment "superbe" which set off flurry of supportive and negative replies.
"If Quebec was a country is also trending."
In that case, sovereignist are comparing the Quebec medal count to the rest of Canada.