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  1980 Quebec referendum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1980 Quebec referendum was the first referendum in Quebec on the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward sovereignty.
The province-wide referendum took place on Tuesday May 20, 1980, and the proposal to pursue secession was decisively defeated by a 59.56 per cent to 40.44 per cent margin.
Despite the referendum loss, the PQ government was re-elected in the 1981 provincial election.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1980_Quebec_referendum   (726 words)

  
 1995 Quebec referendum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second, nearly identical referendum in the Canadian province of Quebec (see 1980 Quebec referendum) that put to public vote the political roles of Quebec and Canada, whether Quebec should secede from Canada and become an independent state.
The referendum took place in Quebec on October 30, 1995, and the motion to pursue Quebec's independence was defeated by a small margin, 50.58% "No" to 49.42% "Yes".
The Referendum Act was passed by the National Assembly of Quebec prior to the referendum of 1980.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1995_Quebec_referendum   (3150 words)

  
 Quebec - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quebec (pronounced [kwəˈbɛk] or [kəˈbɛk]) (French: Québec, pronounced [kebɛk]) is the largest province in Canada geographically, and the second most populous, after Ontario, with a population of 7,568,640 (Statistics Canada, January 2005).
Quebec is located in eastern Canada, bordered by Ontario and Hudson Bay to the west, Atlantic Canada to the east, the United States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York) to the south and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
The avian emblem of Quebec is the snowy owl.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Quebec   (2089 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It traditionally supports Canadian federalism, as opposed to Quebec sovereignty, and the role of government in the economy, although in recent years its economic policies have moved towards neoliberalism.
The Liberals were in opposition to the ruling Quebec Conservative Party for most of the first 20 years after Confederation, except for 18 months of Liberal minority government in 1878-1879.
As in 1980, the PLQ campaigned for a non vote in the 1995 Quebec referendum on sovereignty.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/liberal_party_of_quebec.html   (1032 words)

  
 Quebec - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quebec is bordered by the province of Ontario, James Bay and Hudson Bay to the west, the provinces of New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador to the east, the United States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York) to the south and Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay to the north.
Quebec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain who established the Habitation de Quebec in 1608 as a permanent fur trading outpost, where he quickly forged a trading and military alliance with Algonkian and Huron nations against the Iroquois and the British.
In 1774, fearful that the French-speaking population of Quebec would side with the rebels of the 13 colonies to the south, the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act that paved the way to official recognition of the French language and French culture.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Quebec   (3342 words)

  
 The Militant - 3/2/98 -- Canadian Supreme Court Debate Is Part Of Attack On Quebecois Rights
The Quebec government has refused to participate in the proceedings, saying that it is the sole right of the Quebecois to decide their fate, not those who live in the predominantly English-speaking provinces.
In an October 1995 referendum on sovereignty in Quebec, the Yes (to sovereignty) vote lost by such a narrow margin that the results were widely seen as a defeat for the federal government.
Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard of the Parti Quebecois was given a standing ovation by some 80 students at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law when he addressed them February 12 to explain his support to Quebec's exclusive right to decide.
www.themilitant.com /1998/628/628_8.html   (679 words)

  
 Quebec Referendum (1980)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Quebec referendum, called by the PARTI QUÉBÉCOIS (PQ) government, was held on May 20, 1980, to ask the people of Quebec for the power to negotiate a new agreement with the rest of Canada.
The PQ had promised in 1976 to hold a REFERENDUM (a vote by all voters on a single question) if it was elected.
It recognized Quebec as a "distinct society." However, when this MEECH LAKE ACCORD and a later (1992) CHARLOTTETOWN ACCORD were rejected, Quebec held another referendum in 1995.
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 CBC News Indepth: Claude Ryan
Former Quebec Liberal leader Claude Ryan was born in Montreal on January 26, 1925.
Robert Bourassa, premier of Quebec during the October Crisis and one-time object of Ryan's criticism in Le Devoir, was actually a close political ally.
The Quebec Liberals were again defeated by the Parti Québécois a year later in the 1981 election.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/ryan_claude   (370 words)

  
 Aboriginal Peoples and the 1995 Quebec Referendum: A Survey of the Issues (BP412e)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The aboriginal population of Quebec is approximately 62,000.
In 1898, Quebec’s northern boundary was set along the eastern shore of James Bay to the mouth of the Eastmain River, north along the river, then due east to the Hamilton River and down the river to the western boundary of Labrador.
Since the referendum, the Crees and the Quebec government have continued to conflict on this matter, and the status of aboriginal territory has also become a prominent part of federal-provincial rhetoric on the terms of a possible secession.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/bp412-e.htm   (6690 words)

  
 Quebec - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quebec (pronounced [kwəˈbɛk] or [kəˈbɛk]) (French: Québec, pronounced [kebɛk]) is the largest province in Canada and the second most populous, after Ontario, with a population of 7,598,100 (Statistics Canada, July 2005).
Quebec is the only Canadian province where English is a minority language, and it is one of only two provinces – in addition to the federal government – where French is an official language (the other is New Brunswick).
The same night of the referendum, an angry Jacques Parizeau, then premier and leader of the "Yes" side, declared that the loss was due to "money and the ethnic vote" and vowed revenge at a later date.
quebec.quickseek.com   (3418 words)

  
 Dialogue Canada - Practical Guide to 1995 Referendum
Quebec in Canada was quite capable of declaring French its only official language in 1974 and Quebec spends 34 per cent of federal immigration funds but only has to handle 19 per cent of the immigrants.
Although Quebecers justifiably claim their arrangements with natives are better than in other provinces and that the PQ's offers of land ownership go beyond what the federal government is prepared to put on the table, still the aboriginals are not very disposed to listen.
Quebec's nationalism and its quest for independence is essentially founded on ethnicity, that is, the historical, cultural and linguistic integrity of the French community.
www.uni.ca /dialoguecanada/trent_guide.html   (14843 words)

  
 OpenPolitics.ca : Quebec sovereignty
Sovereignty-Association was proposed to the population of Quebec in the 1980 Quebec referendum?
The 1995 referendum question differed from the 1980 question in that the negotiation of an association with Canada was now optional.
As in the previous referendum, the English-speaking (anglophone) minority in Quebec overwhelmingly (about 90%) rejected sovereignty, and support for sovereignty was also weak among allophones in immigrant communities and first-generation descendants, while by contrast almost 60 per cent of francophones of all origins voted Yes (82 per cent of Quebecers are francophone).
openpolitics.ca /tiki-index.php?page=Quebec+sovereignty   (1440 words)

  
 WebQuest: The Quebec Referendum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At 9 P.M. Eastern Standard Time the Premier of Quebec held a press conference to announce that the Government of Quebec would be holding a referendum on the future of Quebec's position within the Canadian federation.
As a member of either the Prime Minister's Office staff or the federal cabinet, it is your responsibility to examine the feasibility of a "Yes" vote and its impact on the rest of Canada.
You will be expected to examine the results of the 1980 and the 1995 Quebec referendums and the strategy used by the Parti Quebecois and the federal government during these political events that were used to sway public opinion.
educ.queensu.ca /~citc/august99/quebec_referendum_webquest.htm   (1732 words)

  
 Share and Discover Quebec Bio, Pictures, News at BlinkBits.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Quebec (pronounced or) (French: Québec, pronounced) is the largest province in Canada and the second most populous, after Ontario, with a population of 7,598,100 (Statistics Canada, July 2005).
Quebec City was founded by Samuel de Champlain who established the Habitation de Quebec in 1608 as a permanent fur trading outpost.
Fearful that the French-speaking population of Quebec would side with the rebels of the 13 other colonies to the south, in 1774, the British Parliament passed the Quebec Act that paved the way to official recognition of the French language and French culture.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/quebec   (3700 words)

  
 uni.ca - History of Quebec nationalism
The Charlottetown Accord is rejected in a federal referendum.
In their own referendum, Cree Indians in northern Québec vote 96% in favour of staying in Canada if Quebeckers vote yes on October 30th.
In separate referendum, Inuit living in northern Québec vote 95% in favour of staying in Canada.
www.uni.ca /history.html   (1787 words)

  
 Quebec general election, 1981: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The incumbent Parti Québécois, led by René Lévesque, won re-election, defeating the Quebec Liberal Party (Quebec Liberal Party: the parti libéral du québec (liberal party of quebec), or plq, is a liberal political...
The PQ won re-election despite having lost the 1980 Quebec referendum (1980 Quebec referendum: the 1980 quebec referendum was the first referendum in quebec that put to public...
The Union Nationale (Union Nationale: the union nationale was a political party in quebec, canada, that identified...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/quebec_general_election_1981   (433 words)

  
 Le Mouton noir -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It chronicles the immediate aftermath of the fall, in 1990, of the Meech Lake Accord, and its effects on the Quebec society and Quebec nationalism.
The film is focused not only on the reaction of the Quebec people as a whole but also on individuals and their experiences right in the middle of the Meech Lake aftermath.
Arcand gives his point of view on the similarities between the moment in question and another important event in Quebec nationalism and independentism, the 1980 Quebec referendum.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Le_Mouton_noir   (448 words)

  
 René Lévesque - Wikiquote
René Lévesque (August 24, 1922 - November 1, 1987) was a reporter, a minister of the Quebec goverment (1960 - 1966), the founder of the Parti Québécois and the 23rd Premier of Quebec (1976 - 1985).
We must dare to seize for us the entire freedom of Quebec, its right to all the essential content of its independence, that is to say to the full control of each and every one of its principal collective decisions.
That means that Quebec must become as soon as possible a sovereign State.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Ren%C3%A9_L%C3%A9vesque   (556 words)

  
 Parti libéral du Québec - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Parti libéral du Québec (Liberal Party of Quebec, although it refers to itself in English as the Québec Liberal Party), or PLQ, is a liberal political party in the Canadian province of Quebec.
It remains, however, a socially liberal party, which is in line with the Quebec mainstream.
Ryan led the successful federalist campaign in the 1980 Quebec referendum on Québec sovereignty, but then lost the 1981 election.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/Quebec_Liberal_Party   (1201 words)

  
 The world's top rene levesque websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
René Lévesque (August 24, 1922 - November 1, 1987), was a reporter, a minister of the Quebec government (1960 - 1966), the founder of the Parti Québécois and Prime Minister of Quebec (November 15, 1976 - October 3, 1985).
He was raised in New Carlisle, Quebec, in the Gaspé peninsula, the son of Dominique Lévesque, an attorney, and Diane Dionne.
On May 20, 1980 the PQ held the 1980 Quebec referendum on its sovereignty-association plan.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/rene_levesque   (1670 words)

  
 CBC News: Claude Ryan remembered for his 'unshakeable faith' in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
QUEBEC - Claude Ryan, the former Quebec Liberal leader who led the federalist fight in the first sovereignty vote, died Monday from cancer.
Ryan led the Liberals in Quebec from 1978 to 1982.
But he was best known across Canada as the leader of the "No" forces that defeated René Lévesque in the 1980 referendum on Quebec sovereignty.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/02/09/claude040209   (328 words)

  
 Jean Chrétien -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Born in Shawinigan, Quebec as the 18th of 19 children, Jean Chrétien studied law at Université Laval.
Chrétien was a major force in the 1980 Quebec referendum, being one of the main federal representatives "on the ground" during the campaign.
Some point to the "No" result of the 1995 Quebec referendum on separation as a political victory for Chrétien, while others interpret the extremely slim margin as a near-disaster for which Chrétien, as de facto leader of the "No" campaign, was responsible.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Jean_Chr%C3%A9tien   (2794 words)

  
 Constructing the Quebec Referendum. French and English Media Voices by Marcel Martel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Her study, which is divided into four parts and includes five appendices, looks at the case of the media coverage of the 1980 Quebec referendum, especially televised media coverage in Montreal.
To do so, she has selected a series of political events such as the release of the PQ document on sovereignty, the Liberal document on renewed federalism, and the last week of the referendum campaign, as well as the day after the referendum.
For them, `the balance rule [was] the most important ethical rule when it came to covering the 1980 referendum.' The balance rule meant that journalists would provide information and offer the points of view of both political camps.
www.utpjournals.com /product/utq/701/referendum172.html   (508 words)

  
 MUHC - Donat J. Taddeo Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
From 1988 to 1992, Dr. Taddeo was the Quebec Delegate to Italy for the Government of Quebec.
He was responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of activities of the Quebec government in Italy in the areas of economic development, commercial exchange, cultural affairs, institutional relations, tourism and immigration.
He served as Vice-President of the National Congress of Italian Canadians, Quebec Region in 1983-84, and as the organization's President from 1984-85.
www.muhcfoundation.com /home/bio_dj_taddeo.html   (311 words)

  
 Canadian Journal of Communication - Vol. 18, No. 2 (1993)
Government Advertising in a Crisis: The Quebec Referendum Precedent
This paper examines the federal government advertising strategy during the 1980 Quebec referendum.
It is argued that during periods of political instability governments use persuasive advertising disguised as informational advertising.
www.cjc-online.ca /viewarticle.php?id=166&layout=html   (76 words)

  
 Lloyd Robertson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Robertson has covered many major events throughout his career, including several Olympic Games, Terry Fox (Terry Fox: more facts about this subject), the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution (Canadian Constitution: the constitution of canada is the supreme law in canada....
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 CNN - Quebec independence votes - Oct. 29, 1995
MONTREAL, Quebec (CNN) -- Monday, residents of Quebec will decide whether their province should begin the process that could make it independent of Canada.
The federal government, for its part, could try to challenge the vote in court, or call a second referendum, either Canada-wide or in Quebec.
A 1980 independence referendum in Quebec was defeated by a 60-40 margin.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9510/canada/10-29   (440 words)

  
 University of Maine at Fort Kent - Valley Vision   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fort Kent - The University of Maine at Fort Kent Diversity Committee and Le Club Francais will host a public forum featuring Franco-American documentary and commercial filmmaker Benjamin Levine on Monday, October 18, in Cyr Hall, room 202, at 7:00 p.m.
This will be the first visit to northern Maine for Levine, whose films include Si je comprends bien, a 1980 documentary exploring issues of culture and language among Franco-Americans in New England within the context of the 1980 Quebec sovereignty referendum.
Levine has planned a trip to the St. John Valley to learn about the region's French language, cultural heritage, and contemporary issues for inclusion in an update to the documentary to Si je comprends bien.
www.umfk.maine.edu /valleyvision/release/default.cfm?recordID=99133   (280 words)

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