Quebec 1995 Referendum

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What political consequences would have occurred if Quebec had voted "Yes" in the 1995 referendum?
Introduction
This discussion tackles the Quebec 1995 referendum, more especially regarding what would have been the consequence of a Yes Vote during the referendum. This topic is important, considering that it focuses on as issue of high political ramification, which has also found subsequent applications worldwide, with several other sections of different countries holding referendums to seek for a right to govern themselves as sovereign states. The significance of this topic rests in the fact that the Quebec 1995 referendum had a long political history which did not have an implication on Canada alone, but high potential implications on
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Further, another political consequence that would have occurred if Quebec had voted "Yes" in the 1995 referendum is that the newly formed state will have been able to establish its own laws and political framework that is suitable to its distinct political, cultural and social identity . This is because; with the continued existence of Quebec as part of Canada, the Quebec province and its local government has constantly been interfered by the federal courts of Canada, preventing it from establishing laws and a political framework that is suitable for the province. Instead, the federal courts and the Canadian federal government have always termed the establishment of laws and a political framework that is suitable for Quebec as racist and discriminatory towards the English-speaking population in Canada .
Therefore, if the 1995 Quebec referendum has turned out to be a yes vote, the newly established state would have managed to assert its own position, through establishing own laws and a political framework that is suitable for its distinct political, social and cultural identity, without being stopped or interfered by the Canadian federal government of the federal courts . In this respect, the only way through which Quebec could be able to establish a legal and political framework that suits its unique identity as a Canadian province, is through gaining independence from Canada, which is what the 1995 Quebec referendum vote would have achieved, if it was a yes

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