sovereignty association


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sovereignty association

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) a proposed arrangement by which Quebec would become independent but would maintain a formal association with Canada
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He would always use the caveat of sovereignty association.
Nevertheless, it was one of the scenarios in which he also believed that sovereignty association could win in the next referendum.
In the first in 1980, Quebeckers were asked to give the "Government a mandate to negotiate sovereignty association with the rest of Canada.
As noted in the comment above, at least some of the other participants in the meeting believed that the hard-line approach of Quebec was derived from their belief that resistance to the federal patriation plan could lead to another referendum on independence or sovereignty association which might be successful.