07/23/2012 11:53 EDT | Updated 09/22/2012 05:12 EDT


MONTREAL - The leader of the pro-independence Parti Quebecois couldn't resist drawing some political lessons from the fact that Canada's first four Olympic medals have been won by Quebecers.

PQ Leader Pauline Marois called it just one example of how Quebec could shine among the world's brightest on the world stage, as an independent country.