The Canadian Press

2000-06-30 | Senate-Referendum

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Liberal Senator Anne Cools voted against the federal government's referendum bill before it passed in the Upper Chamber. The Clarity Act called for MPs to decide what is a clear referendum question, and what represents a clear majority in any sovereignty vote. Cools called it "a bad bill" but federal Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said it would help reduce the chances of Canada splitting apart.

Date: 2000-06-30
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and they know that with the clear question they will lose so we are decreasing the danger that the third refundable com and if there is a third referendum we are in this situation than ever to keep the country United >>

Clip ID: 20000630CPCN002