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Canada / Quebec Elections / Separatists Win #243372

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1976
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(Studio) Though French separatist party won major of seats in Quebec, Canada's, legislature, question still remains if most really want secession from Canada.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Montreal, Canada) Victory was surprise even for Quebec party leader Rene Levesque. [LEVESQUE - says he never thought he'd be as proud to be Quebecois as he is now.] [Canada Prime Min. Pierre TRUDEAU - says Levesque and party have been given mandate only to form new government in Quebec, not separate from Canada.] Some English-speaking people apprehensive with regard to relations between French-and English-speaking people in Quebec now. [Florist Henry SMEETS - says he's already put business and home up for sale, preparing to move from Quebec.] Other reactions of busmen. noted. Main reasons given for turnover of government is failure of Liberal party's economy policies; voters say they look to Levesque for change; may reject proposal of Quebec as separate country
REPORTER: Steve Young

(Studio) Inds. on Montreal stock exchange drop today. In London, Britain says under its North American Act of 1867, any move by Quebec to secede must be approved in long process by Parliament.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Young, Steve

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