Will Quebec Really Do It This Time?

The town of Repentigny hardly looks like the setting for a revolution. Except for its French-language signs, the community of some 35,000 just north of Montreal looks like any other North American suburb, its quiet streets lined with well-kept homes. But one recent sultry evening, Repentigny gave Jacques Parizeau's campaign to break up Canada a rousing reception. If his Parti Quebecois is elected in Quebec's Sept. 12 elections, Parizeau told a crowd packed into a school cafeteria, he will ask voters "Oui ou Non?" whether they want to become a sovereign country. At that, the crowd erupted, waving Quebec fleur-de-lis flags and chanting: "Parizeau! Parizeau! Parizeau!"

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