News

Police in Quebec say a fire at a seniors' residence in Quebec has left eight dead and 24 missing.

Separatist surge leaves Canada wounded

Quebec says 'no': Premier quits as violence continues and Chretien puts a brave face on a narrow result that settles nothing

Premier blames 'ethnic vote'

Montreal - In a chorus of outrage that echoed across Quebec, members of ethnic minorities denounced remarks by the provincial Premier, Jacques Parizeau, in which he blamed immigrants and big business for scuppering the latest bid for independence, writes David Usborne.

Province more divided than ever after poll

DAVID USBORNE

LETTER:Quebec's political conundrum

From Mr Simon Partridge

Parizeau makes way for Bouchard

Ottawa - The Quebec Premier, Jacques Parizeau, resigned last evening in a surprise twist to the aftermath of the referendum vote on Monday which the Quebec separatists he led lost by less than one percentage point, writes Hugh Winsor.

Mother country shows reluctance to lend support

In the weeks running up to yesterday's referendum, French television news repeatedly included grainy black-and-white film of General de Gaulle's 1967 trip to Quebec and the ecstatic cheering that greeted his "Vive le Quebec libre!" But the clips were never left to stand as propaganda for the independence campaign: they were carefully placed in their historical context, and the emotive words "Quebec libre" scarcely crossed a French commentator's lips.

Canada puzzled by the lure of secession

Quebec referendum: A close result is predicted as the rest of the country asks Pourquoi rather than Oui or Non

The question . . .

Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign, after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership, within the scope of the bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?

ANOTHER VIEW; Choose wisely, Quebec

Quebec, which has the opportunity to vote for independence today, is not Scotland - and Scotland is not Quebec. While Scotland struggles to rid itself of the baleful effects of a 300-year-old incorporating Union that leaves her powerless, Quebec already enjoys some freedom of action as part of the confederation of Canadian provinces.

Great divide strikes home

Quebec referendum: Family ties and friendships break down as polls indicate a 50-50 result

Split would break Canada's heart faces for broken heart

A Quebec vote to secede will wreak damage on both sides of the divide. Hugh Winsor in Ottawa tots up likely costs

If Quebec splits, the tremors will be global

On Monday a provincial referendum will decide Canada's future. The stakes have never been higher, says Mathew Horsman

Premier begs Quebec not to destroy union

The Canadian government has finally intervened directly in the Quebec referendum battle with an 11th-hour appeal for unity. It reflects an air almost of desperation in Ottawa as the leaders of the Liberal government realise separatists may win Monday's vote.

Crees say no to separate Quebec

Crees say no to separate Quebec

Chirac says Paris would recognise Quebec

HUGH WINSOR
News
people
Arts and Entertainment
Jeremy Clarkson has rejected criticisms of his language, according to BBC director of television Danny Cohen
tv
News
A polar bear’s diet is rich in seal blubber and half of its own body weight is composed of fat
i100
Life and Style
fashion David Beckham fronts adverts for his underwear collection
Extras
indybest
Travel
Flocking round: Beyoncé, Madame Tussauds' latest waxwork, looking fierce in the park
travelIn a digital age when we have more access than ever to the stars, why are waxworks still pulling in crowds?
Arts and Entertainment
tv
Arts and Entertainment
Judi Dench appeared at the Hay Festival to perform excerpts from Shakespearean plays
tvJudi Dench and Hugh Bonneville join Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Shakespeare adaptations
Sport
Is this how Mario Balotelli will cruise into Liverpool?
football
News
Ronahi Serhat, a PKK fighter, in the Qandil Mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan
i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence – MS Swiss Corona - seven nights from £999pp
Lake Maggiore, Orta and the Matterhorn – seven nights from £899pp
Sicily – seven nights from £939pp
Pompeii, Capri and the Bay of Naples - seven nights from £799pp
Istanbul Ephesus & Troy – six nights from £859pp
Mary Rose – two nights from £319pp
Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Revealed (to the minute)

The precise time when impressionism was born
From slow-roasted to sugar-cured: how to make the most of the British tomato season

Make the most of British tomatoes

The British crop is at its tastiest and most abundant. Sudi Pigott shares her favourite recipes
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Malky Mackay allegations: Malky Mackay, Iain Moody and another grim day for English football

Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
La Liga analysis: Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape