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An address one week prior to the publication of the Government of Quebec's white paper on sovereignty association. Months of debates to follow, culminating in December with the formal disclosure of the proposed referendum question, then a move to the National Assembly for discussion in Parliament. Then the referendum itself. What this process means to Quebec and the rest of Canada. A history, discussion and definition of the concept of sovereignty association. Plans, priorities, and the vision for Quebec. The issue of the constitution. The differences between Quebec and the rest of the Canada. The interdependence of economies. The attitude of the rest of Canada towards Quebec after the referendum.