Canada Liberty with a Difference

Separatist leader JACQUES PARIZEAU says Quebec is finally prepared to go its own way

Q. The people of Quebec are scheduled to vote next Oct. 26 on whether to declare independence from English-speaking Canada. What is the level of support for sovereignty in the province now?

A. Depending on how you put the question, you'll get anything from 52% to 62%. Considering that about 80% to 85% of English-speaking Quebecois ((about 15% of the population)) always say no to anything, you see 60% to 70% support among French-speaking people.

Q. Twelve years ago, 60% rejected a similar proposition. Then came the Meech Lake Accord, which would have given Quebec a measure of autonomy. But that...

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