Quebec autonomism

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Quebec autonomism is a political belief that Quebec should seek to gain more autonomy as a province, while remaining a part of the Canadian federation. Drawing inspiration from René Lévesque's "beau risque", and Robert Bourassa's work on the Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord, its goals are, in short:

  • Setting out the procedures for constitutional change
  • A sharing of jurisdictions between the federal government and Quebec
  • Framework for federal spending powers
  • Institutional reform
  • Reform of intergovernmental policies

In a speech to delegates of the ADQ, party leader Mario Dumont, on May 8, 2006, Dumont said that Quebec should seek to re-open negotiations with the federal government over Quebec's status in Confederation, and should eventually ratify the Constitution of Canada.[1][2]

The concept was first articulated by Maurice Duplessis and the conservative Union Nationale party which believed in greater provincial autonomy without independence from Canada.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ News Staff. "Quebec should sign Constitution: ADQ's Dumont". CTV News. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  2. ^ CTV Staff (8 May 2006). "ADQ's Dumont calls for constitutional talks". News. CTV Television Network. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 

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