Negotiating with a Sovereign Quebec
Published in 1992, this book explores the process, problems, and issues related to Quebec’s possible accession to sovereign status.
The essays in this collection start from the premise that the process of constitutional renewal in Canada had, by 1992, reached an impasse. Since the federal government was unable to make proposals for an asymmetrical federalism acceptable to Quebec, Quebec sovereignty seemed an increasingly likely possibility. The contributors explore the mintutiae of the process required to make sovereignty a reality.
Written at a time of extreme constitutional stress, the essays in Negotiating with a Sovereign Quebec offer clear-eyed assessments of the possibility of the failure of Canadian federalism.