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  The History of Canada and Canadians - Quebec Separatism
Beginning in the 1960s Quebec was the center of militant agitation to separate it from Canada and establish a French-speaking nation.
Quebec promised that it would accept the 1982 constitution if the accord was approved by all the rest of the provinces.
Quebec voters narrowly rejected secession from Canada in a 1995 referendum.
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 Québec Referendum (1995)
In preparation for the referendum, draft legislation was prepared and a series of public consultations was held.
The referendum was originally scheduled for the spring of 1995 but was delayed until 30 October 1995.
The Referendum itself was conducted under the provisions of the Québec Referendum Act.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0010730   (809 words)

  
  1995 Quebec referendum - Definition, explanation
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum in Quebec (see 1980 Quebec referendum) that put to public vote the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward independent statehood ("sovereignty").
The referendum was the culmination of years of rising support for autonomy (see Quiet Revolution) and rising discontent in Quebec about perceived English Canadian contempt and disregard (see Meech Lake Accord).
The province-wide referendum took place on October 30, 1995, and the motion to pursue Quebec's secession was narrowly defeated by a 50.58 per cent to 49.42 per cent margin.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/1/19/1995_quebec_referendum.php   (1203 words)

  
  Science Fair Projects - 1995 Quebec referendum
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum in Quebec (see 1980 Quebec referendum) that put to public vote the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward independent statehood ("sovereignty").
The referendum was the culmination of years of rising support for autonomy (see Quiet Revolution) and rising discontent in Quebec about perceived English Canadian contempt and disregard (see Meech Lake Accord).
The province-wide referendum took place on October 30, 1995, and the motion to pursue Quebec's secession was narrowly defeated by a 50.58 per cent to 49.42 per cent margin.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/1995_Quebec_referendum   (1168 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Scotland referendum, 1997
The referendum was a manifesto commitment of the Labour Party and was held in their first term after the United Kingdom general election, 1997.
A further perceived flaw of the referendum is that in some circumstances the democratic spirit of the referendum may be flouted by the repeated submission to the referendum of a proposal until it is eventually endorsed, perhaps due to a low turn-out or public fatigue with the issue.
The 1980 Quebec referendum and 1995 Quebec referendum on the secession of Québec are notable cases.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scotland-referendum%2C-1997   (1031 words)

  
 1980 Quebec referendum - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1980 Quebec referendum was the first referendum in Quebec that put to public vote the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward independent statehood ("sovereignty").
The province-wide referendum took place on May 20, 1980, and the motion to pursue Quebec's 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 Quebec election.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1980_Quebec_referendum   (664 words)

  
 1995 Quebec referendum at AllExperts
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum in the Canadian province of Quebec (see 1980 Quebec referendum) that put to public vote the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward independent statehood ("sovereignty").
The Quebec-wide referendum took place on October 30, 1995, and the motion to pursue Quebec's independence was narrowly defeated by a 50.58 per cent to 49.42 per cent margin.
Under the Referendum Act of Quebec, all spending had to be authorized and accounted for under the Yes or No umbrella committees after the decree was issued on October 1.
en.allexperts.com /e/0/1995_Quebec_referendum.htm   (2876 words)

  
 CTV.ca | 1995 Quebec referendum a period of high drama
Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau of the Parti Quebecois gestures during his speech to Yes supporters after losing the 1995 sovereignty referendum.
Jean Charest was enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with his family a few weeks before the 1995 referendum when he received the news that would send shock waves through Canada.
While Bouchard was even asked to bless Quebec flags during the campaign, some sovereigntist leaders have tried to downplay his role as the messiah of the movement.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 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)

  
 Bambooweb: 1995 Quebec referendum
It was brought forward by Quebec's governing party, the Parti Québécois (PQ), which strongly favoured secession, and approved by two other parties, the Bloc Québécois and the Action Démocratique and several diverse organizations.
This culminated in the 1998 Clarity Act which stated that any future referendum would have to be on a "clear question" and that it would have to represent a "clear majority" to be considered successful.
It is now the plan of the Parti Québécois and its leader, Bernard Landry, to take back power in the next election (predicted to be in 2007) and win a referendum on independence shortly after, ideally in 2008, year of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Quebec City (and, therefore, of the Quebec nation).
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 Aboriginal peoples and the 1995 Quebec referendum: a survey of the issues(BP-412E)
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.
In early October 1995, First Nations Chiefs, in a statement entitled "Reaffirmation of Aboriginal Peoples of Quebec and Labrador’s Right to Co-Exist in Peace and Friendship," articulated their resistance to the forcible inclusion of aboriginal people in a new, independent state, arguing that it would be contrary to international law.
In September 1995, Quebec MNA David Cliche, then spokesperson on native affairs, argued before the Cree Commission on sovereignty that the province’s borders could not be altered.
dsp-psd.communication.gc.ca /Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp412-e.htm   (6566 words)

  
 Aboriginal Peoples and the 1995 Quebec Referendum: A Survey of the Issues (BP412e)
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.
In early October 1995, First Nations Chiefs, in a statement entitled "Reaffirmation of Aboriginal Peoples of Quebec and Labrador’s Right to Co-Exist in Peace and Friendship," articulated their resistance to the forcible inclusion of aboriginal people in a new, independent state, arguing that it would be contrary to international law.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/bp412-e.htm   (6690 words)

  
 Quebec Referendum on the Web - 1995 - Archival Information
Reactions To The Quebec Referendum - Angus Reid Poll November 1995
Commitee to Register voters Outside Quebec for former residents of the province.
Referendum results, comments, emails and bar photos will be updated every 15 minutes.
www.synapse.net /radio/refer.htm   (661 words)

  
 rabble columns
Though it is not widely recognized, the 1995 Paul Martin budget made the sovereignty vote much closer than it should have been.
All the flags in the world could not make up for what the Liberals had taken away from those in Quebec and Canadians elsewhere — money for social assistance; support for university education and health care; and in case of job loss, insurance that would cover a sizable portion of their lost earnings.
These are the ties that bind Quebecers to Canada, yet Martin, supported by others, did his cuts while preparing to fight the 1995 referendum in Quebec.
www.rabble.ca /columnists_full.shtml?x=31928   (562 words)

  
 ipedia.com: 1995 Quebec referendum Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum in Quebec that put to public vote the role of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward independent statehood.
This culminated in the 1998 Clarity Act which stated that any future referendum would have to be on a "clear question" and that it would have to represent a "clear majority" to be considered successful.
It is now the plan of the Parti Québécois and its leader, Bernard Landry, to take back power in the next election (predicted to be in 2007) and win a referendum on independence shortly after, ideally in 2008, year of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Quebec City (and, therefore, of the Quebec nation).
www.ipedia.com /1995_quebec_referendum.html   (983 words)

  
 1995 quebec referendum information -- 1995 quebec referendum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 1980 referendum the vote against independence was 60%; in the 1995 Quebec referendum the vote against independence was 50.6%.
After the 1995 Quebec referendum, Dawson led a team that prepared the 1998 Supreme Court reference that defined the conditions for Quebecs succession from Canada.
In the Libman case dealing with the 1995 Quebec referendum, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that limits on third party spending were reasonable; but they struck down the specific limits in the...
www.quebecsuet.info /1995quebecreferendum   (700 words)

  
 The socialist standpoint on the 1995 Quebec referendum on secession
Opposition to Quebec separatism must be coupled with a struggle to mobilize workers across Canada in a political offensive against the assault on jobs and social programs being carried out by big business, all levels of government, and all parties from the federalist Liberals, Tories and NDP to the separatist PQ.
Quebec's secession would so fundamentally alter the balance of power within what remained of Canada and so dramatically reduce Canada's position within the world capitalist order that it would inevitably lead some factions of the bourgeoisie to consider establishing their own statelets or joining the US.
The Quebec bourgeoisie cynically uses the language issue as a means to incite animosity among English-speaking, French-speaking and immigrant workers and to divert them from a struggle against the horrific social conditions that are being created by the crisis of capitalism.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/jan2000/ref-j11_prn.shtml   (5300 words)

  
 The split over sovereignty - Separation Anxiety: The 1995 Quebec Referendum - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Quebec is all the poorer for it, and Canada is too." — Mario Dumont, Yes campaigner and leader of the Action Démocratique du Québec, October 2005.
The close referendum result had convinced Jean Chrétien that a clearer question was necessary for separation.
Called the Clarity Act, it specifies that Quebec or any other province may not secede from Canada without a "clear" majority of voters deciding on a "clear" question.
archives.radio-canada.ca /IDC-1-73-1891-12466/politics_economy/1995_referendum/clip10   (643 words)

  
 Regional and Linguistic Distribution Results of the 1995 Quebec Referendum on Sovereignty - Statistical Material and ...
Regional and Linguistic Distribution Results of the 1995 Quebec Referendum on Sovereignty - Statistical Material and Charts - Quebec History
Regional and Linguistic Distribution Results of the 1995 Quebec Referendum on Sovereignty
"Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign, after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new Economic and Political partnership, within the scope of the Bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?"
www2.marianopolis.edu /quebechistory/stats/1995ref.htm   (110 words)

  
 CBC - Quebec Votes 2003
Of its 25 actions it proposes for a strong Quebec, number 25 calls for a rigourous and methodical framework to prepare the province for sovereignty.
The Meech Lake Accord would have recognized Quebec as a distinct society, but it failed because the government bill was not passed by Manitoba and Newfoundland.
Even though the Parti Québécois has hidden sovereignty in its top dresser drawer, it could be argued that the party emphasis on reconciling family life and the workplace is an attempt to increase the province's birth rate, and underlines its nationalist inclination.
www.cbc.ca /quebecvotes2003/features/feature3.html   (731 words)

  
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 Portfolio - Quebec/1995 Quebec referendum
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.
One minor difference was that whereas the first vote was on a proposal to negotiate something termed 'sovereignty-association';, the second one was on 'sovereignty' along with an optional partnership offer.
The referendum took place in Quebec on October 30, 1995, and the motion to pursue Quebec's independence was defeated by an extremely small margin, 50.58% "No" to 49.42% "Yes".
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 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See Results of the Referendum of 1995 (in French).
L'allocution de Jacques Parizeau le 30 octobre 1995 (in French only).
» April 19, 1995: Quebec's Sovereignty Commission releases its final report, saying Quebecers are not happy with the status quo.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/referendum/referendum1995.html   (406 words)

  
 Today In History - October 30, 1995 - Quebec Secession Referendum Defeated in Close Vote
On October 30, 1995 a referendum was held in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The referendum asked voters if they were willing to separate from Canada but maintain a "partership" link if so desired.
Quebecers had long maintained that they had a strongly separate cultural identity from the rest of Canada and that their culture was being subverted.
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 quebec sovereignty - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
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