Latest Quebec sovereignty movement Stories

2009-02-14 21:52:56

Plans to re-enact the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in Quebec have been modified, which may be a polite term for canceled, an official said Saturday. The battle in 1759 ended French hopes of an empire in what is now Canada. Patrick Bourgeois, leader of Le Reseau de Resistance du Quebecois, a separatist group, had threatened to disrupt the re-enactment with thousands of protesters, the Montreal Gazette reported. Alfred Juneau, head of the National Battlefields Commission, said at a news...

2006-01-22 17:40:10

By Randall Palmer WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canadian political leaders on Sunday made one last cross-country dash on the eve of an election expected to oust the ruling Liberals, move Canada to the right and improve ties with the United States. With polls showing a steady lead of 7 to 12 percentage points, the Conservatives sounded increasingly confident. But it looked like they would fall short of a majority in Parliament and have to depend on other parties to govern. "After 13...

2005-10-24 07:23:11

By David Ljunggren QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A decade after a referendum on whether Quebec should break away from Canada failed by a whisker, the pro-independence movement in the French-speaking province is anxious to try its luck again. Fury about a federal government patronage scandal has pushed support among Quebecers for sovereignty above 50 percent in some opinion polls, a level not seen for years. The separatist Parti Quebecois says it will call another referendum...

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