Debts to Pay: English Canada and Quebec from the Conquest to the Referendum
James Lorimer & Company, 2004 - 360 pages
Since the resignation of Lucien Bouchard and Jean Charest's resounding win in the recent provincial election, many in English Canada have come to believe that Quebec separatism has finally been defeated. But polls show that sovereignty is still strongly supported by many Quebeckers, and by young people in particular.
This new edition of Debts to Pay, a book dealing with Quebec/Canada relations, offers a fresh perspective on the recent changes in Quebec. Saskatchewan-based sociologist and historian John Conway investigates the early days of Jean Charest's government and looks ahead to the effect that Paul Martin's ascension in Ottawa could have on Canada's constitutional struggles.
Conway attempts to understand Quebec's aspirations by understanding its history. Through a discussion of relations between Quebec and Canada in the past and present, he explores the division of power between the two societies and provides insights into the source of Quebec's grievances.
Debts to Pay offers insight into the bitter and longstanding rift that still remains a threat to the integrity of the Canadian nation.
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The Reconquest and Isolation of Quebec
The Quiet Revolution
Lévesque the Referendum and Patriation
The Meech Lake Accord
The Charlottetown Referendum
The 1994 Quebec Election
The 1995 Sovereignty Referendum
Ottawas Plan B
The 1998 Watershed
The Fall of Lucien Bouchard and the Rise of Paul Martin
Plan B Vindicated?
Separation or Special Status?
The 1993 Federal Election
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