Autonomism in Quebec
Quebec autonomism is a political belief that Quebec should seek to gain more political autonomy as a province, while remaining a part of the Canadian federation. The concept was first articulated by Maurice Duplessis and idea supported by the Quebec nationalist and conservative Union Nationale, Action démocratique du Québec and its successor Coalition Avenir Québec parties which believed in greater provincial autonomy of Quebec without granting independence from Canada. The only parties to support this belief is the Coalition Avenir Québec and Équipe Autonomiste.
Drawing inspiration from René Lévesque's "beau risque", and Robert Bourassa's work on the Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord, its goals are, in short:
- Setting out the procedures for constitutional change
- A sharing of jurisdictions between the federal government and Quebec
- Framework for federal spending powers
- Institutional reform
- Reform of intergovernmental policies
In a speech to delegates of the ADQ, party leader Mario Dumont, on May 8, 2006, Dumont said that Quebec should seek to re-open negotiations with the federal government over Quebec's status in Confederation, and should eventually ratify the Constitution of Canada.
References and notes
- ^ Bélair-Cirino, Marco (2015-11-07). "La CAQ change d'identité". Le Devoir (in French). ISSN 0319-0722. Retrieved 2017-12-10.
- ^ CTV.ca News Staff. "Quebec should sign Constitution: ADQ's Dumont". CTV News. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
- ^ CTV Staff (8 May 2006). "ADQ's Dumont calls for constitutional talks". CTV.ca News. CTV Television Network. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 24 June 2009.