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A joint meeting of the Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
Some remarks on the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, the 1982 constitution, the Charter of Rights, the concept of fundamental equality of all Canadian citizens, powers and responsibilities of the provincial governments, and the triple E Senate proposal. Increasing support in Quebec for the notion of sovereignty. Two briefs presented to the Constitutional Commission; one by the Chamber of Commerce of Quebec and one by the Mouvement Desjardins. A detailed discussion on sovereignty and sovereignty association. Answers to arguments against economic association between Quebec and Canada. Some suggestions as to how economic association might operate. A discussion of existing treaties with the United States and how they could be handled if Quebec separates. Some conclusions based on Quebec becoming a sovereign nation.