Canada and French Nationalism: A Study of Regional Integration
Bannan, Michael P.
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In recent times, the question of Quebec's position within Canada has come to the forefront. Although French separatism is not a new phenomenon in Canada, the victory of the independist Parti Quebecois in the 1976 provincial elections has made the possibility of eventual independence for Quebec greater than ever before. Any question of political change north of its border carries an obvious import for the United States. The central thrust of this essay is to propose a possible scerlario for the solution of the present conflict between Canada and Quebec. There are most likely many plausible solutions to this problem. Nevertheless, the uncertainty of the situation has promoted the belief that a solution within the framework of the present Canadian Confederation is the only alternative to political unrest and possible violence. Based on Karl Deutsch's theory of regional integration, developed in his book, Political Community and the North Atlantic Area, a scenario including an independent Quebec will be developed.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.