sovereignty association


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sovereignty association

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(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." (10)
The British Columbia Minister then asked, "will you return to Sovereignty Association?"
In the first in 1980, Quebeckers were asked to give the "Government a mandate to negotiate sovereignty association with the rest of Canada." Only 40 percent of voters supported this "soft" question.
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.]
[Leeson Observation 2017: In response to the question by British Columbia about sovereignty association, the Quebec Minister made clear the ultimate intentions of their government.