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The Annual UCL Canadian Studies Lecture: Sir Nicholas Bayne KCMG on 'So Near and Yet So Far: Lessons from the Quebec Referendum of 1995'

Start: Jul 2, 2015 6:00:00 PM
End: Jul 2, 2015 7:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
In 1995 the people of Quebec voted only by the narrowest of margins not to separate from Canada. Yet Canada remains united twenty years later. The lecture examines how the referendum happened, as the third in a series, and why it has not been repeated. The lecturer draws on his experience as British High Commissioner to Canada in 1992-1996.