The Canadian Press

2015-10-30 | Referendum Anniversary

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On October 30th, 1995, Canadians waited, and waited, and waited for the final numbers from Quebec. It took two and a half hours of vote-counting before the "No" side could safely claim victory in Quebec's sovereignty referendum. Then the politicians took to the airwaves. Then-prime minister Jean Chretien told Canadians to turn the page, to put aside constitutional battles, and to work for jobs and growth. (Prominent sovereigntists say their side would have won if the federal government had stayed out of the campaign. But federalists say the movement has to realize one stubborn reality -- that Canada's system of government works.)

Date: 2015-10-30
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << let us continue building the country that has made us the Envy of the world we have work to do let us get on with the job >>


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