Most Canadians understand that the rupture of their country would be a crime against the history of mankind.
—Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
It is more and more sure that a new country will appear, democratically, on the map.
—Quebec Premier René Lévesque
A political time-bomb is ticking away north of the U.S. border. What it threatens is the unity and perhaps even the survival of Canada. The bomb comes in the form of a threat by the separatist government of Quebec to seek independence for the country's largest province. Next week, at an extraordinary three-day...