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North American verdicts on the provincial government elections in Quebec, Canada
Tuesday 01 December 1998
Montreal Gazette, Canada
LIBERAL PARTY leader Charest stands firm on the fact that another referendum is something to be avoided. Bouchard of the sovereignist Parti Quebecois is keen to hold another one - even if he has to create a smokescreen by claiming that it is to promote the negotiation of Canada's social union. But the PQ has no intention of resurrecting federalism. The electorate has to give their support to Charest. He merits the confidence of all those Quebecois who are opposed to the menace that another referendum would bring.
La Tribune, Canada
QUeBEC HAS been holding a separatist sword of Damocles over Canada's head for much of the past 30 years. Twenty-two million other Canadians are tired of the dance of uncertainty. If Bouchard wins, Quebecers should think hard about whether to give him the room he needs to hold another referendum, which could drive more English speakers, business and goodwill from their province.
Chicago Tribune, US
IF MORE than half of Quebecers return a separatist government to office, it could set the stage for a snap referendum. Remember how perilously close this country came to being thrown into turmoil during the last referendum. If the separatists must win today let them face the largest federalist turnout possible. It's not only the government that's at stake. It could be the future of this country.
Ottowa Sun, Canada
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