CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 1979
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(Studio) Results of Gallup poll with regard to Canadian Prime Min. Pierre Trudeau and Liberal party versus Conservative party Upcoming election and Quebec separatist government mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Montreal, Quebec) Welcoming ceremonies for French premier Raymond Barre and Quebec's separatist premier Rene Levesque, shown, reported Status of Quebec noted. November 1977 film of Levesque shown; background on his leadership in Quebec separatist movement given. [LEVESQUE - comments. Berlin Wall mentioned.] January Gallup poll results with regard to separatist movement reported, shown on screen. Federal task force report with regard to unity issue outlined. Support of report by Levesque opponents, the Liberal party, noted. Impt. of Quebec to NORAD examined; map shown. Levesque's refusal to pull Quebec out of NORAD and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) reported Attempts by Levesque to take control of US-controlled General Dynamics Corporation of Saint Louis asbestos mines noted. [Asbestos Corp. pres. Maurice TASCHEREAU - comments.] [LEVESQUE - comments.] Levesque claims of possible legal takeover of Asbestos Corporation reported Scenes from "Let's Save Canada Hour" shown, courtesy CBC; program noted to be attempt to ease tension with regard to separatist movement Mood in Quebec province cited.
REPORTER: Steve Young
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