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Massive 1995 federalist rally held days before referendum

It's been 20 years since thousands of people travelled from Ottawa to Montreal for a federalist rally held days before the 1995 referendum.
Thousands travelled from Ottawa to Montreal on Oct. 27, 1995 for a federalist rally days before the referendum. 3:28

It's been 20 years since thousands of people travelled from Ottawa to Montreal for a federalist rally that was held days before the 1995 referendum.

CBC's Chris Goldrick followed crowds of people as they filed onto buses in the capital with flag, banners and clothes bearing messages in support of a united Canada.

The Yes and No camps were neck-and-neck as voters cast their ballots on the future of Quebec.

Watch the full report in the video above.

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