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Referendum 2014
The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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A different parallel

A different parallel | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Last month we carried a view of the Scottish independence debate from the Canadian province of Quebec. Today we hear from the English-speaking side of the country. In English-speaking Canada, few p...
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Alex Salmond juggles Québécois diplomacy with Canadian allegiances

Alex Salmond juggles Québécois diplomacy with Canadian allegiances | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Last week's 'historic' visit by the Québec separatist premier Pauline Marois to Edinburgh left observers puzzled, but Scotland's first minister had a stronger interest in his own ethnic and cultural ties, with Canada...
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Opinion: An independent Scotland could look a lot like... Canada?

Opinion: An independent Scotland could look a lot like... Canada? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Comparing a future independent Scotland to other places is all the rage.
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Grégoire Webber: On Independence for Scotland: An Overview Of Canadian Experience

Grégoire Webber: On Independence for Scotland: An Overview Of Canadian Experience | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
Canadian constitutional experience with federal-provincial relations and a bill of rights has provided a point of comparison for the United Kingdom’s devolution measures and Human Rights Act. Today, with the question of Scotland’s independence animating constitutional debates, Canadian constitutional experience seems, once more, to offer a point of comparison. This post offers an overview of Canadian experience with the constitutional events surrounding the question of Quebec’s independence.
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Quebec sovereigntists prepare for battle with Ottawa over right to secede

Leaders of Quebec's sovereignty movement are gearing up for a fight with the federal government over its decision to intervene in a provincial court case challenging a law at the heart of their cause.


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Questions from Quebec

Questions from Quebec | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

 Last September while newly elected premier Pauline Marois was giving her election night victory speech at a Parti Quebecois rally in Montreal, Richard Henry Bain was attempting to ...

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"Scotland has no defining language issue, no serious debate about whether it is a nation, no hint of ethnic nationalism, no history of violent confrontation and (believe it or not) no comparable level of anger in public forums."

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As Others See Us: the view from Quebec

As Others See Us: the view from Quebec | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it

The Canadian province - or, officially, “nation within a united Canada” - has been divided, sometimes bitterly, on its own constitutional future for decades.

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Emily Carroll's curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:42 AM

This is hshowing how Quebec is trying its hardest to become there own country. They feel like they are there own contenent appart from canada and they have been trying for a long to become there own contenent not just a small country with canada.

Molly Langstraat's comment, October 2, 2013 12:59 PM
I think that Quebec should still stay a part of Canada. I understand why they would want to become their own country. I do not think that they would be able to make it on their own.