Canada: A Separatist's Last Hurrah

A Separatist's Last Hurrah

He was known as the man who tried to break the French-speaking province of Quebec away from the rest of Canada. But over the years the idea of separation had soured among Quebec's voters, and last November, Premier Rene Levesque persuaded his ruling Parti Quebecois to shelve the notion of independence. With the party trailing the opposition Liberals by 2 to 1 in the polls, many members called on him to resign. They repeated their request three weeks ago when the Liberals captured four seats in a by-election and reduced the P.Q.'s majority in the province's national assembly to a single...

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