The Canadian Press

1999-11-23 | Chretien-Referendum

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Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard says any attempt by Ottawa to set the rules and negotiate terms after a "Yes" vote in a sovereignty referendum will leave the door open to separation. At a news conference November 23rd in Quebec City, he said Quebec could separate unilaterally. (A 1998 Supreme Court of Canada judgment said the federal government is obliged to negotiate in good faith in the event of a "Yes" victory.)

Date: 1999-11-23
Placeline: Quebec City, QC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think that if this is the the stand taken by the federal government after a yes vote that yes the doors will be wide open for unilaterally lifting of independence way if the authority of the Supreme Court judgment hasn't figured it >>

Clip ID: 19991123CPCN001