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The native people in Quebec hold their own referendum

"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.

The Cree say if Quebec can separate from Canada, the natives can separate from Quebec.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Oct. 24, 1995
Guest(s): Matthew Coon Come, Julius Grey
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Heather Hiscox
Duration: 2:17

Last updated: December 12, 2012

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