18 Replies to “1995 Quebec Referendum Complete CBC Coverage”

  1. O Canada! Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command
    With glowing hearts we see thee rise
    The true North strong and free!
    From far and wide, O Canada
    We stand on guard for thee
    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee

  2. The trouble with sovereignty was there was no need. Everything the French demanded they got. The French language and culture were completely protected before the vote. They were the victims of their own success.

  3. We are at this point further away in time from the second referendum than the second referendum was from the first referendum. Seems sovereignty is quite dead. And we just had an election where nobody dared utter the word sovereignty.

  4. There is a lot of talk among the federalists in Canada during the debate about how my country, The United States would not respect the result of the independence referendum. I would hope that in future if there was a different result in a future referendum, that the United States would accept the outcome and encourage the government of Canada to do the same because anything else would be a complete affront to the concept of self-determination which our country has always claimed to support all the way back to the days of Woodrow Wilson.

  5. One of the conditions Quebec gave for a potential ratification of Canada's Constitution was that it be recognized as a "distinct society" under the Constitution. Unfortunately, that didn't sit well with politicians in Western Canada. Well, maybe it would have helped if not just Quebec was given this kind of Constitutional recognition, but every other province in Canada as well. Each province, deep down, has its own distinct identity from all of the others, and it is the combination of all of these distinct identities, as well as the recognition and respect of these identities as well as the differences among them, that makes Canada the kind of federation it is today. And not just each of the provinces in Canada needs this kind of treatment, but so do all of the peoples who make up Canada, either of overseas descent or indigenous to the lands in this country.

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