For the Quebec Liberals, history is repeating itself when it comes to the Parti Québécois' approach to attaining sovereignty.
At a news conference today, several Liberal candidates drew parallels between the current election campaign and the one in 1994, which was won by the PQ under Jacques Parizeau.
He proceeded to hold his sovereignty referendum a year later, which the federalist side won by the slimmest of margins.
Liberals point to similarities in pre-referendum Quebec in the '90's and today: Massive government spending, electoral fraud allegations, studies on sovereignty, new language laws and more.
Economist and candidate Carlos Leitao said that if the PQ doesn't quit the sovereignty talk, they'll scare off business, and ruin Quebec's chances of profiting from America's economic recovery.
"Keeping things unclear and uncertain only adds to the uncertainty about the economy, about private investment, " Leitao says, "and Quebec is at a very crucial period in our economic recovery plan."