Would Quebec Survive Sovereignty?

Laurent Beaudoin, CEO of transportation equipment giant Bombardier Inc., trembled with emotion as he addressed a recent gathering of Montreal business leaders: If Quebec votes "Oui" for sovereignty on Oct. 30, he warned, the "economic disruption" would be so severe that Bombardier might have to move jobs from its factory in Valcourt, Que.--where the snowmobile was invented--to the U.S. Beaudoin's speech drew a loud ovation. But it enraged Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau. He accused Beaudoin of "spitting in the soup" of Quebec's workers.

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