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Canada and Quebec have always been in conflict from the confederation of 1867 to the Supreme court judgement on the secession of Quebec in 1998 Quebec faces several challenges in terms of constitutional relations with the rest of Canada Quebec is seeking a special status to preserve and protect its culture and language while the rest of English-speaking Canada accepts the view of provincial equality There have been attempts to recognize Quebecs concerns through constitutional amendments but these attempts have not lived up to Quebecs expectations and for the most parts have failed Quebec has threatened Canada throughout history with separation from Canada These threats have not been ignored the rest of Canada realizes the devastating impact economically and politically if Quebec did separate but they cannot reach a compromise Canada has as tried to encourage Quebec not to separate from Canada In 1995 Quebec held its second referendum on sovereignly and the separatists narrowly lost the province wide The province brought the case to the Supreme court of Canada to rule on the legal guidelines of unilateral secession under Canadian and international law in the end some say the federalists those not wanting to separate came out on top In this essay I will discuss the various historical attempts made by government to keep Quebec a part of Canada I will also attempt to explain the impact of the Supreme Court Ruling on the Quebec secession Many argue that the federalist won in the decision but that statement is debatable Both Quebec and the rest of Canada won in the ruling I believe that English Canadians should spend some time getting to know their French neighbors and vice versa Lets get started with the never ending tale of Quebec quest for sovereignty Quebec is Canada only French speaking province The conflict Canada and Quebecs search for sovereignty started in the early days of American settlement In the 1800s the united colonies of Canada Canada
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