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CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 10, 1981
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(Studio) Quebec separatist movement recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Calgary, Alberta) [Doug CHRISTIE - calls for independence.] West Canada's secessionist movement examined; upcoming vote on new constitution discussed. Role of oil pols. in separatist movement considered; Prime Min. Pierre Trudeau incld. in report Lack of support for separatist movement among provinces' premiers noted. [Premiers Peter LOUGHEED, Alan BLAKENEY, Uniden. PREMIER - explain their positions.] [TRUDEAU - thinks chances of separatism are nil.] Criticism of Trudeau's new energy program outlined. [Oil executive Carl NICKLE - warns Ottawa about formation of west federation.] Findings of poll of west Canadians by Canada West Fndn. regarding issue discussed. [Fndn. spokesperson David ELTON - notes population's frustration.] Canadian supreme court noted deciding issue; details given.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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