Quebec: The Separatists Surge And The Markets TrembleWilliam C. Symonds
One of the world's longest-running suspense dramas--whether Quebec will separate from Canada--is finally headed for a climax. On Sept. 11, the Quebec National Assembly began debating the ruling Parti Quebecois' plan to make the French-speaking province a "sovereign country." The debate kicked off an all-out campaign by separatists to win a oui vote for sovereignty by Quebec's 5 million voters in an Oct. 30 referendum.
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