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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

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LETTER:Quebec's political conundrum

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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

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