Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding.
The referendum brought one of the world’s most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown, and yet Quebecers’ attitudes toward sovereignty continue to baffle the country’s political class.
In their new book, The Morning After, Chantal Hébert and co-author Jean Lapierre interview 17 key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, asking what were their plans if the vote had gone the other way. Even two decades later, their answers may shock you.
Join one of Canada’s most popular political analysts for a conversation on the fractures, tensions and fears that continue to shape Canada today.