Ottawa Dodges A Bullet But More Are On The Way

The night of Oct. 30 is one most Canadians will never forget. From remote fishing villages in Newfoundland to coffee bars in Vancouver, citizens anxiously watched the see-saw battle for the future of Canada unfold in Quebec. Tensions soared as the Oui vote for a sovereign Quebec surged to an early lead that it held until nearly two-thirds of the vote had been counted. Then--as the Non vote to keep Canada united finally pulled ahead for good--supporters of a united Canada erupted in downtown Montreal, shouting, "Canada! Canada! Canada!" as they twirled Maple Leaf flags.

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