But is it really feasible? Could Canavan combine constituency duties with his role at Yes Scotland? Should someone with such a key role in a cross-party campaign group be re-entering the party political fray? And would a proud party like the SNP be prepared to stand aside in his favour?
That's the subject of today's poll. If by any chance there is a Falkirk by-election, should the independence banner be carried by an SNP candidate, or by Dennis Canavan? You can find the voting form at the top of the sidebar.