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The question of whether Quebec will secede from Canada to become an independent nation has been a hot topic in the country for several years now It dates back to the abortive rebellions of 1837-38 In 1980 a referendum to secede was rejected by a 60-40 margin Since then though the numbers of Quebeckers that want to become sovereign has significantly increased There is so many questions of what will happen if this does happen In this paper I plan to take a deeper look at this situation and try to figure out what it would actually be like if Quebec was its own country The premier of Quebec Lucien Bouchard has been attempting to separate from Canada for quite some time If he had it his way this topic would be old news by now His main problem is the Federalist English speaking citizens of his province They have been very vocal on their stance to stay apart of Canada They have sent around several resolutions stating this It all started in Allumette Island East which has a population of 458 It has since spread to municipalities along the borders with Ontario and the United States and in the Montreal area Unfortunately this means very little considering the fact that these municipalities only represent approximately 6 of the provinces population When the Parti Quebecois government called for the first referendum on secession in 1980 only 40 were in favor of separatism When the party took over control again in 1995 the approval rose just about 49 The fear of the PQ is that if several of the floating voters out there feel that a sovereign Quebec must mean a partitioned patchwork Quebec the separatists might well fall back to 40 if that One group of Quebeckers with the strongest-and geographically the widest claims for self-determination the Cree Inuit and Innu who occupy the resource-rich northern two-thirds of the province The views
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