Well, I think that if we're going to have a healthy attention on Canadian affairs in the blogosphere, it doesn't hurt to answer these sorts of questions online. Paul Wells might not be ready to link to other bloggers, but the rest of us are already responding and linking to him.
My answer to the question is no, I think probably not.
I admit that I don't know a whole lot about M. Lapierre. I hope and I assume that if Paul Martin is considering him for cabinet that he is no longer a self-proclaimed sovereignist.
In fact, maybe he's a great guy, and he's obviously very popular. But to replace the author of the Clarity Act with a founder of the Bloc Quebecois does not feel like a step in the right direction to me. (For the record, I was decidely anti-Meech, even if I was still in high school.)
I hope Paul Martin isn't going to try to be Mulroney all over again.