Boy, what an enormous question. To begin with, there are so many different French-speaking communities in Canada - and they are different. The French-speaking community in Manitoba is very different from what is found in Quebec. Then there are the Acadians - whole different culture going on there in the Maritimes. The Joual community, which runs through the lumber/mining core of several provinces, is another experience again.
Depending on where you are and who you ask, you are going to get wildly divergent opinions about how French-speaking Canada and English-speaking Canada get along. Quebec is just one piece of the puzzle.
Setanta's perspective, as an observer, is interesting and valid as that of an observer. Probably every Canadian poster on the board is going to have a somewhat different view to any other Canadian poster here - we come from pretty different parts of Canada (for the most part), and the experiences are different.
My particular view of it is that as a result of significant non-European immigration to Canada, the "Quebec issue" is a lot less meaningful than it was 40 or 50 years ago. Also, the Innu in Quebec have made it pretty clear that as the land claims decisions have run in their favour, they are in control of Quebec's huge resource base - and they are staying with Canada if Quebec decides to separate. That's put a bit of a kink in the dreams of the Bloc. Hard to start up a new country if you have nothing to fund it with.
I wouldn't want a Canada without Quebec and what it brings to the table, culturally and geographically. On the flip side, I don't think it benefits anyone to get caught in the history/politics of the situation. We've all got to move on.