ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 16, 1976
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(Studio) In surprise win in Quebec elections, French separatist party Quebecois wins over Liberal and Union Nationale ptys. Britain says its parliament must approve Quebec secession from Canada if it comes about and process could take years
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Montreal, Canada) New premier of Quebec is Rene Levesque; background noted. Separatism wasn't election issue; Party Quebecois campaigned against government corruption and sagging economy; 1/2 of party supporters against separatism. Canada Prime Min. Pierre Trudeau reacts to election outcome. [TRUDEAU - says he's convinced Quebec will reject separatism because of belief that its destiny is linked with indivisible Canada.] Party Quebecois says there will be no separatist move without referendum and that will be 2 years from now. Reaction in Canada and United States noted, especially on Montreal stock exchange. [LEVESQUE - cites 1st steps he will take in government with regard to economy] Charles De Gaulle speech with regard to free Quebec made in 1967 noted.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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