Grateful Eastern Canada Keeps Its Link to West, Clout for French Series: THE QUEBEC QUANDRY
Gail Russell Chaddock, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE relief was palpable in New Brunswick after neighboring Quebeckers turned down a sovereignty bid by a razor-thin margin.
"The agony of the referendum experience is over," New Brunswick Premier Frank McKenna told reporters early yesterday morning after the votes were counted. Canada has "been given a second chance for life."
For New Brunswickers, an independent Quebec would have physically cut off their own province, along with Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, from the rest of the nation. It also would have reduced federal aid, which now accounts for 40 percent of funding for social programs in Atlantic Canada.
"I had constituents …
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