Canadians reach out to Quebec
"À la prochaine fois!" ("Until next time!") promised René Lévesque after the 1980 Quebec referendum. Fifteen years later, on Oct. 30, 1995, Quebec and the rest of Canada faced that "next time" as Quebecers decided whether to separate from Canada. Though they voted to stay by the narrowest of margins, the referendum provoked questions about Canadian identity and Quebec's place in Confederation. CBC Archives relives a period when this country very nearly split apart.
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Oct. 20, 1995
Guest(s): Burt Brown, Mac Pitt
Reporter: Eric Sorensen
Last updated: October 10, 2013
Page consulted on September 10, 2014
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