The Quebec Referendum, 25 years later

Le référendum québécois, 25 ans plus tard


Thursday, October 29, 2:00PM ET

Free (registration required).



Few political events in the recent history of Quebec and Canada have aroused as much passion as the referendum on Quebec's accession to sovereignty, held on October 30, 1995. A quarter of a century after this referendum, with its close results and an exceptional participation rate of 93.5%, it is clear that the political and social landscape of Quebec and Canada is not the same in 2020.


Quels enseignements peut-on aujourd’hui tirer de cette consultation publique historique? Pour répondre à cette large question qui sera déclinée en plusieurs thématiques, l’Institut d'études canadiennes de McGill et le Programme d'études sur le Québec de l’Université McGill ont le plaisir de favoriser la tenue d’une discussion publique entre quatre actrices et acteurs de la campagne référendaire de 1995, deux du camp du « oui » et deux du camp du « non ».


With/avec :

  • Louise Beaudoin
  • Éric Bédard
  • Eddie Goldenberg
  • John Parisella

Moderator/modérateur :

  • Graham Fraser

A question period is also planned during this virtual round table in order to engage in a constructive and forward-looking dialogue. The event will be bilingual and simultaneous interpretation will be offered.



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