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World reaction to Quebec referendum results

Do you want "a new agreement with the rest of Canada, based on the equality of nations"? That was the heart of the question placed before the people of Quebec in the May 20, 1980 referendum. René Lévesque's Parti Québécois was asking Quebecers for a mandate to negotiate "sovereignty-association", an idea that inflamed federalists and separatists alike. CBC Archives looks back at the vote that divided a province and changed a nation.

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A look at international coverage of the Quebec referendum results.
Medium: Radio
Program: Don Harron's Morningside
Broadcast Date: May 26, 1980
Guest: Steven Freygood
Host: Don Harron
Duration: 1:58

Last updated: May 20, 2014

Page consulted on May 20, 2014

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