According to some insiders, ex-Minister Michael Chong was not completely above-board with the PM, and kept his cards close to his chest until the last minute. This contradicts Chong's story that he kept Harper well apprised of his concerns. There is also a dispute about how much the PM kept Chong in the loop ahead of time.
Chantel Hebert seems to feel that Michael Chong's resignation was unnecessary. In her article, "Party Must Look to the Future" she notes:
If ex-intergovernmental affairs minister Michael Chong had spent a bit more time listening to his Liberal colleagues from Quebec over the course of the parliamentary debate that led to the overwhelming endorsement of the motion Monday night, he might have remained in Stephen Harper's cabinet.
(Both Star links are available off the main page. As you know, Star links hate me. Hopefully the new Blogger will be better.)
And yet the discussion continues about what "nation" and "Québécois" mean. Unfortunately, I don't think this story is over yet.