Quebec election 2014: Is sovereignty dead?

In the wake of the Parti Quebecois's crushing loss in last night's Quebec election, CBC's At Issue panel discusses this historic low point for the Quebec sovereignty movement.

CBC's At Issue panel discusses the fallout from the PQ's crushing defeat

Is Quebec separatism dead? CBC's At Issue panel — Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hébert and Bruce Anderson — agree that it's barely breathing.

"It's probably the most crushing blow to the sovereignty movement and the Parti Québécois since they lost the first referendum in 1980 by a margin of 60-40," Hébert told CBC's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge in the wake of the PQ's historic defeat Monday night.

Coyne noted that the Parti Québécois's popular vote total was its worst showing ever, while Anderson said it's the coolest the province has ever been toward the idea of separatism.

To hear the panel discuss outgoing Quebec Premier Pauline Marois's legacy, the role of the 'values' charter and the future of the Parti Québécois, click the video at the top of the page.


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