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Forsey, Senator Eugene A.
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Questions and suggested answers, with discussion, to various issues regarding Canada, Quebec and the Constitution. Questions asked include: Can Quebec legally secede from Canada under our present Constitution? Is there any way in which Quebec could constitutionally get out of Canada? What is it? In what circumstances, … will the Parliament of Canada ask for an amendment of this sort? Is there any precedent? In what circumstances would the provinces agree to give their unanimous, or nearly unanimous, consent? The question of the corridor between the Atlantic provinces and the rest of Canada. The St. Lawrence Seaway. The issue of bargaining. The idea of economic association. Decentralization. What do we need in a new constitution? The strengthening of the spirit of Canadianism.