August 25, 2014

Quebeckers Have No Interest in Absolutists

K. Yakabuski, Globe and Mail

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It is ironic that the only politicians Quebeckers might have ever trusted to lead the province to independence were the ones most ambivalent about it. Neither René Lévesque nor Lucien Bouchard was an absolutist and both considered renewed federalism as good an outcome as sovereignty.

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TAGGED: Parti Quebecois, Quebec, Canada


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