Quebec Independence

Most Quebecers Think Province Should 'Stay In Canada': Poll

CBC | CBC News | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Most Quebecers don't want to revisit the question of independence any time soon, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of respondents to a survey con...

Catalan Civil Society Has Rewritten The Catalan Political Agenda

Joan Gonzalez Fabra | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Joan Gonzalez Fabra

The independence process in Catalonia comes from the people. The turning point occurred in 2010 when the Spanish Constitutional Court (TC) handed down a ruling on the Catalan Statute of Autonomy, ruining the chances of a legal accommodation for Catalonia within Spain and of a loyal working relationship.

Quebec Separatists See New Hope After Brexit Vote

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics

A Quebec referendum is unlikely for several years.

Catherine Lévesque

Gilles Duceppe Says The 'Bloc Canada' Is Not Quebec's Friend | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 10.18.2015 | Canada Politics

"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."

The Desire for an Independent Quebec Has Passed Its Peak

Alain Miville de Chêne | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Alain Miville de Chêne

Emotion, not reason, motivates independence movements. The desire for Quebec's independence is an ethnic project: that of the francophone nation composed of the roughly 77 per cent of Quebec's people sharing a common language, history, and culture, and who want to maintain its existence in North America. The project has no meaning otherwise.

Parizeau's Death May Help Quebec's Separatist Movement: Peladeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Politics

Pierre Karl Peladeau is suggesting the death of former Parti Quebecois premier Jacques Parizeau will give the independence movement a boost.

PKP Effect Is Bad News For Quebec Investments, Politician Warns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Politics

Who's afraid of PKP? Investors plugging their money into the province, according to one politician.

Scotland Weighs Lessons From Quebec

CBC | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Politics

At first glance, it might seem Quebec and Scotland have little in common. But look a little closer and some similarities emerge. Both are famous for...

Marois: My Referendum Position Isn't Confusing

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Referendum? What referendum?That seemed to be the message Friday from the Parti Quebecois as it tried to steer its struggling election camp...


CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP's proposed "unity bill" has sparked some disunity in the party's own ranks.One of the most prominent NDP stalwarts, former Saskatchew...

Marois: Values Charter Will Help Bring Harmony To Quebec

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois denies the proposed values charter is part of an attempt to drum up support for Quebec independence — and instead ...

Marois Condemns Federal 'Intrusion' In Quebec Sovereignty Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - The parties in Quebec's legislature all voted in favour of a motion Wednesday to denounce the federal government's court challenge of a 13-ye...

Breakup Rules Divide Harper Cabinet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A split has emerged in the Harper government over a fundamental principle: the rules governing the potential breakup of Canada.The Conserva...

PQ Minister: Harper Government's Move A 'Devious' Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Prime Minister Stephen Harper came under attack Sunday from both separatist and federalist opponents for his decision to fight a Quebec law t...

Pauline Marois: The Sarah Palin of French Quebec?

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

When Quebec Premier Pauline Marois launched her Charter of Quebec Values last week, she fully expected that there would be adverse reaction from Liberal Leader Trudeau, NDP Leader Mulcair and from the federal Conservatives. In fact she counted on exploiting negative feedback in persuading French Quebec that the rest of English Canada was unwilling to support Quebec's national identity as a secular French state. And that Quebec independence was Quebec's only real option to realize and preserve its true and unique identity. What Marois and her band of provocateurs did not contemplate, was harsh and stinging criticism from French Quebec sovereigntists, in her own backyard, to her nefarious proposal.

PQ Should Use Public Funds To Promote Sovereignty: Parizeau

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Former Parti Quebecois premier Jacques Parizeau is taking aim at the current party leadership, saying it should do more to promote sovereig...

How Less Than Half Of Quebecers Could Trigger Separation

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Fewer than half of eligible Quebec voters could end up triggering the breakup of the country if the NDP's proposed rules for another independ...

Ignatieff Slammed, Backpedals Over Quebec Remarks

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Michael Ignatieff has clarified he doesn't actually believe Quebec's secession from Canada is inevitable.The former Liberal leader was forced...

Canadians Still Not Big Fans Of Quebec

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics

A majority of Canadians outside Quebec think the country would fare just as well or better without the francophone province, while almost three-quarte...