Canada: Levesque Lives: Quebec re-elects a separatist

Quebec re-elects a separatist

Along Montreal's bohemian Rue St. Denis, amid a joyous cacophony of automobile horns, youthful Quebecois shouted, "Quebec for the Quebeckers!" and "We want a country!" Inside the cavernous Paul Sauvé Arena, a blue and white sea of waving Quebec flags hailed the stunning victory of Premier René Lévesque over his Liberal Party challenger Claude Ryan in last week's provincial-assembly election.

Not since Lévesque's Parti Quebecois first swept to power 4½ years ago had there been such a spontaneous outpouring of French-Canadian nationalism. Coming only eleven months after...

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