Quebec Separatism

Luke Eriksson Civic 2017

Quebec Separatism

We should first give an overall picture of Quebec's situation and describe some of the special features of Quebec's current relationship with Canada. one argument will discuss certain things in Quebec's history that highlight the democratic nature of Quebec's approach to become independent. In my last argument, we argue that Quebec's independence is mainly a matter of political legitimacy and democracy, rather than of constitutional law.

The defeat of 1980 was due in part to the promises for change made by then Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Although these changes were not seen in a good light , quite to the contrary. ...

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by Quebec's National Assembly which rejected this new constitution, which contained several new clauses severely limiting Quebec's power over matters of language and culture. It should be noted that the constitution, which has governed Canada since 1982, was never ratified by the Quebec people or successive Quebec governments (either federalist or sovereignist), and has never been signed by Quebec.

Between 1980 and 1995, Quebec was witness to the illegitimate repatriation of the Constitution, the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the Bélanger-Campeau Commission and the failure of the Charlottetown Accord. At the time of the 1993 federal election, the Bloc Québécois, a new federal party working to advance Quebec sovereignty, appeared. The party won 54 out of Quebec's 75 seats in Parliament. In the 1994 provincial election, the Party Québécois regained power in the Quebec National Assembly by promising to hold a referendum on sovereignty the following year. This referendum ...

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