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Old 07-04-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Jambo, in the special one-time 1995 Quebec plebiscite on the matter of independence, as I recall about 48 or 49% of Quebec voters voted for secession/ independence. It was only the multi-ethnic immigrant bloc in Montreal who voted overwhelmingly pro-Union, that kept the overall vote from tipping over 50% province-wide and changing history.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Jambo, in the special one-time 1995 Quebec plebiscite on the matter of independence, as I recall about 48 or 49% of Quebec voters voted for secession/ independence. It was only the multi-ethnic immigrant bloc in Montreal who voted overwhelmingly pro-Union, that kept the overall vote from tipping over 50% province-wide and changing history.
Although the multi-ethnic communities voted against independence by a strong majority, the anglo community (native English speakers) were even more strongly against it: something like 97% of them voted Non to independence.

FYI, native French speakers in Quebec voted in favour of independence by a majority of roughly 60-65%.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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Jambo, in the special one-time 1995 Quebec plebiscite on the matter of independence, as I recall about 48 or 49% of Quebec voters voted for secession/ independence. It was only the multi-ethnic immigrant bloc in Montreal who voted overwhelmingly pro-Union, that kept the overall vote from tipping over 50% province-wide and changing history.
Did you forget there was another referendum in 1976 that was also quashed. I guess until we get the next referendum we can only speculate on whether the majority of separatists outweighs those Quebecois who would prefer to remain within Canada.,Hopefully those 1995 results dont reflect todays Quebecois ways of thinking 15 years later .
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It was only the multi-ethnic immigrant bloc in Montreal who voted overwhelmingly pro-Union, that kept the overall vote from tipping over 50% province-wide and changing history.
You do realize that Quebecs Anglophone and Allophone residents only make up 18% of Quebecs population so that means a lot of Quebecoise had to vote no to separation to achieve that close a vote..
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