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Lucien Bouchard concedes referendum vote

"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.

Bloc Québécois leader Lucien Bouchard delivers his concession speech to a cheering - and jeering - crowd.
Medium: Television
Program: News Special
Broadcast Date: Oct. 30, 1995
Host: Peter Mansbridge, Jason Moscovitz
Speaker: Lucien Bouchard
Duration: 8:14

Last updated: October 7, 2013

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