sovereigntist


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sovereigntist

(ˈsɒvrəntɪst)
(in Canada) n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of sovereignty association
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) supporting sovereignty association
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The party will rule in coalition with the small centre-right and sovereigntist To Potami Party.
I see in all this a great housecleaning [coup de balai] of the sovereigntist movement and the PQ .
Although sometimes described as a system that protects minorities against the tyranny of the majority, popular sovereigntist constitutional government actually protects the will of the super-majority over the will of the mere majority (or mere transient political majorities).
And, yes, shifting power can all too easily constitute a fundamental challenge, whether in the form of illiberal versions of religious fundamentalism or authoritarian revival, or in the return of sovereigntist conceptions of international order.
299) While this technique is not recommended for general use, since it triggers the potentially irreconcilable division between the liberal internationalist and sovereigntist views of investment arbitration, it does provide food for thought.
Forty-eight hours after a sovereigntist win, Parizeau would table a formal motion in Quebec's National Assembly that would confirm the fact that a majority of Quebeckers wished to separate.
It was one of the first opportunities to bring together federalist and sovereigntist legislators in a parliamentary forum.
In 1967, he left the Liberal Party of Quebec to form the Mouvement Souverainete-Association, which later merged with other sovereigntist parties to form the Parti Quebecois.
In summary, we suggest that particularly in provinces where electoral collaboration across the levels is close (such as between the NDP in all provinces, the Liberal and Conservative parties in the Maritimes and Ontario, the Liberals in Saskatchewan, and the sovereigntist parties in Quebec), partisanship can play a role in shaping how a party plans and executes its transition process, whether personnel will transfer from one level to another to provide the new government with some experienced staff and how quickly outstanding issues will be resolved.
There are a host of criticisms that could be made of all this, but perhaps the most important one is that there is no remotely credible sovereigntist movement in existence in Quebec to create this document and any belief that one may appear could only be the result of an illusory misreading of public opinion.
in 1980 the voters of Quebec rejected the Referendum on Sovereignty-Association engineered by Rene Levesque head of the nationalist, sovereigntist Parti Quebecois which, had it passed, would have initiated negotiations for an independent Quebec, which would nonetheless maintain a strong economic "association" with Canada.
Particularly following the Quiet Revolution, Quebec's national identity came to substantially dissociate itself from the Canadian national identity, but the latter has kept much greater relevance in the hearts and minds of Quebeckers than many among the sovereigntist intellectual elite have been willing to recognize.