Government and the law as well as the normal and

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Government and the Law, as well as the normal and everyday language of work, instruction, communication, commerce and business” Some of its provisions 1. Establishes French as the sole language of the legislature 2. Restricted who could attend English language schools 3. Mandated the use of French (and only French) on commercial signs Many of its provisions were later ruled unconstitutional 4. Referenda on Sovereignty (?), 1980s, 1990s: 1980 Sovereignty Association: Quebec wants to renegotiate its relationship with Canada on a nation-to-nation basis "The Government of Quebec has made public its proposal to negotiate a new agreement with the rest of Canada, based on the equality of nations; this agreement would enable Quebec to acquire the exclusive power to make its laws, levy its taxes and establish relations abroad - in other words, sovereignty - and at
the same time to maintain with Canada an economic association including a common currency; no change in political status resulting from these negotiations will be effected without approval by the people through another referendum; on these terms, do you give the Government of Quebec the mandate to negotiate the proposed agreement between Quebec and Canada?"
1995 Referendum on Sovereignty? Question: "Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership within the scope of the bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?"
1. Clear Question: “In considering the clarity of a referendum question, the House of Commons shall consider whether the question would result in a clear expression of the will of the population of a province on whether the province should cease to be part of Canada and become an independent state.”
2. Clear Majority Determined by the House of Commons on the basis of:

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