Canada Policy Analysis

Is Another Québec Referendum on the Horizon?

Featuring the largest voter turnout in Quebec’s history, the tremendously narrow result of the 1995 referendum indicated that a substantial degree of Quebecers carried the political attitude of “provincialism” (“Québec Referendum (1995).”). When 49.4% of voters asserted their discontent by voting “oui” to the question of separation from Canada, Quebec came remarkably close, yet fell […]


The Bloc Québécois: A Divided Party

The Bloc Québécois was left in shambles after seven of its ten MPs decided to leave the party early this month. The seven departed members decided to form a separate parliamentary group. The split in the party is the result of disagreements over the leadership of Martine Ouellet, claiming that her leadership is authoritarian. The […]