Vladimir Putin

Chaput-Rolland, The Hon. Solange

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The speaker's reactions to recent events, especially with regard to Quebec. Personal background and views of the speaker, with many literary and political allusions. An affirmation and confirmation of the importance of a Distinct Society. Distinct Society as an interpretive clause, not a new concept of federalism. The historical and political context of the term Distinct Society.