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The Scottish independence referendum and the debate about Scotland's constitutional future
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A letter from Quebec

A letter from Quebec | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
As a French Quebecer belonging to a generation that was deeply influenced by Harry Potter, it was with great interest and concern that I read JK Rowling’s recent letter on why she opposes Scotland’...
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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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Quebec premier: I won't meddle in UK's internal politics

Quebec premier: I won't meddle in UK's internal politics | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
QUEBEC - Quebec's premier says she has no intention of interfering in the internal politics of the United Kingdom when she meets Scotland's separatist leader next week.
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Eddie Barnes: Collective thinking on independence

Eddie Barnes: Collective thinking on independence | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
THEY knew it was going to be big. But not that big. As ­Barcelona throbbed last Tuesday night to the sound of more than one million Catalans on the streets, under the banner “Catalonia: a new European State”, shockwaves spread across the continent.
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Frankly: Legislating for Scottish Independence

It is noteworthy that the announcement of this legislative programme was made on the day when the people of Quebec went to the polls in a general election which is widely expected to produce a pro-independence government, although two independence referendums have already been held there. Those anglo-unionists who are hoping that the Scottish independence movement can be killed off in 2014 would do well to bear this in mind.

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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.
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Scots referendum yes ‘10 times more likely to succeed’

Scots referendum yes ‘10 times more likely to succeed’ | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S independence ballot could be 10 times more likely to achieve a “yes” vote for separation than a “no”, according to the world’s top expert on referendums.
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Quebec [...] is the only place in more than a century where an independence referendum has not ultimately resulted in separation.

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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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Radical Indy Conference 04: Where next for Quebec?

Radical Indy Conference 04: Where next for Quebec? | Referendum 2014 | Scoop.it
by Benoit Renaud, head of Québec solidaire’s co-ordinating committee The people of Québec, the only Canadian province where the majority of the population has French as their first language, have b...
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Scottish Nationalists recoil from militant Quebec parallel

The Commentator - Quebec has become stuck with a nationalism that has no positive vision for society.
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Quebec separatists win minority government, referendum sidelined

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The separatist Parti Quebecois won a Quebec election on Tuesday but only gained enough seats for a minority government in the French-speaking Canadian province, effectively ruling out another referendum on independence.
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Paige Lautenbach's curator insight, September 27, 2013 10:30 AM

Quebec is a city in Canada that has a majority of french people in it and they want to separate from Canada and become there own. I think Canada should let them but still agree to fight in wars together and have close ties

Julia Porretta Lauren Cooper 's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:39 AM

Political, because it talks about the québécois win in the quebec election, which puts them closer to separating from Canada. 

-Julia

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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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