In Quebec, These Shivers Aren't Coming From The Cold

On a bitter-cold Sunday evening in January, hundreds of Anglophone (English-speaking) residents of Montreal were turned away from a packed meeting at McGill University called by the pro-English Special Committee for Canadian Unity. Until recently, Anglophones had done little to fight surging support for Quebec independence among the province's French-speaking majority. But that night, the thousand or so in the audience, most of them Anglophones, whistled and cheered as Stephen A. Scott, McGill's authority on the Canadian Constitution, delivered a fiery address. "The time for equivocation and appeasement is over," he thundered. "If Canada is divisible, so is Quebec."

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