Canada Designing The Future

Now that the Meech Lake accord is dead, what kind of structure will satisfy French Quebec and English Canada in the 21st century?

Strutting through a rippling forest of fleur-de-lis flags, some 200,000 Quebeckers staged a joyous wake for the accord that failed -- the three-year effort to meet the province's demands for special constitutional status. Time ran out on the so-called Meech Lake accord only two days before St. Jean- Baptiste Day, the traditional holiday of Quebec, and French Canadians made the most of the coincidence. Revelers and elaborate floats jammed three miles of Montreal's Rue Sherbrooke last week, celebrating the pride and power of nationalism. "Quebeckers to the streets," they shouted, "Canadians on the sidewalk."

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