The Canadian Press

2000-06-30 | Senate-Referendum

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Bill C-20, the so-called Clarity Act, was given Royal Assent to become law after being passed by the Senate. The bill outlined the rules for negotiating secession by any province, and was aimed at Quebec. Liberal Senator Anne Cools voted against the legislation, warning it only added to the fears of Canadians that another referendum would further divide the country. Cools maintained no government had the authority to kill the country, even through negotiations.

Date: 2000-06-30
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it is a bad bill it I think many people across this country have been supporting the idea of the bill because I think Canadians have been very uneasy and very anxious for the past many years of the fact that counsel be becoming a part >>

Clip ID: 20000630CPCN001