The Vote To Breakup Quebec And Canada



At the end of October in 1995 Canada came close to finally breaking
up. Quebeckers took a vote on the 30th on whether or not their province
should declare itself an independent nation. Most people and the media
believe that the separatists would loose. The people drew these beliefs
from a similar election help in 1980. Although in this recent poll, these
scores were too close to call. The separatists were defeated by a one
percent loss.
The reason this past election was so close is due mainly to the
change of leadership on the separatist side. During the previous year
before the election, the YES campaign had been led by Quebec's premier
Jacques Parizeau. Parizeau is an ...

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swept[t the polls in Quebec in the 1993 federal elections, and
whose 53 members in the Ottawa parliament are second in number only to the
ruling liberals of Jean Chretien.
Already in June, Parizeau had retreated from his outright
separatist stance by agreeing with Bouchard, and with Mario Dumont, leader
of a small nationalist party, to couple a declaration of sovereignty with
an offer to negotiate with residual Canada a form of political and economic
partnership, similarly modeled on the European Union. By naming Bouchard
the chief negotiator of such a partnership during a year's grace period
after a YES victory, the Quebec premier yielded center stage to his far
more popular ally. Bouchard gave full reign to his passionate goal. Within
a week, opinion polls showed the YES vote climbing level with the NOes.
The reasons for Bouchard's appeal to the people of Quebec are clear.
A truck driver's son who became who became Canada's ambassador in Paris,
in 1990 he stormed ...

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