Canada Twenty-five years ago, Quebec nearly divorced Canada

11:15  30 october  2020
11:15  30 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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OTTAWA — Twenty-five years ago today, Quebec came within a small margin of separating from Canada.

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The referendum on Oct. 30, 1995, saw 4.7 million Quebecers vote on whether the province should "become sovereign," yielding a razor-thin victory for the "No" side that garnered less than 51 per cent of the ballots.

The question pitted premier Jacques Parizeau and Bloc Québécois leader Lucien Bouchard against prime minister Jean Chrétien and provincial Liberal leader Daniel Johnson, culminating in a "unity rally" hastily arranged by the "No" side in Montreal three days before the vote in an attempt to turn the tide.

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Canada Canada has an area of nearly ten million square kilometres. Its western coast is washed by the Pacific Ocean and its eastern coast- by the Atlantic Formally the head of the state is the King or Queen of England, represented by the Governor-General, who is named by the Canadian cabinet.

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The vote was the second referendum in 15 years and considered the high-water mark of the separatist movement, coming on the heels of two failed constitutional accords and nearly two decades after the Parti Québécois first swept to power.

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Today the PQ is at one of the lowest points in its history, ranking fourth out of four parties in the Quebec national assembly, where it holds only nine out of 125 seats.

But the Bloc, which also stands for a sovereign Quebec, remains broadly popular as questions around Quebecers' distinct identity continue to simmer, and holds 32 seats in the House of Commons.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2020.

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QUEBEC — Residents of Quebec's picturesque capital grappled with grief and shock on Sunday as they mourned the deaths of a beloved neighbourhood hairdresser and a well-respected museum employee slain in what police describe as a deliberate sword attack targeting random strangers. Impromptu vigils and makeshift memorials sprang up near the stretch of Old Quebec City where police allege a young man went on a 2.5-hour rampage wielding a long, curved sword. Hairdresser Suzanne Clermont, 61, and 56-year-old museum employee Francois Duchesne died in the Halloween-night attack that also left five others injured.

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