Isn’t it fun that both the current opposition and government leaders were doing interviews on referendum night in 1995?
In the video below, Stephen Harper answers a question about whether the rest of Canada is willing to recognize Quebec, “not as a distinct society, but as a people”:
“I have some difficulties with that. I have some difficulties with the idea of a people within a people. I prefer to build a new federation. I have difficulty imagining the constitutional structure of a country-and-a-half.”
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