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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:48 PM
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Leadership hopeful questions NDP policy on Quebec secession
NDP leadership hopeful Romeo Saganash is questioning one of his party's signature policies: its insistence that a bare majority referendum vote would be sufficient to trigger negotiations on Quebec secession.

The Cree MP, who represents a vast Northern Quebec riding, is doubtful the 50-per-cent-plus-one threshold is consistent with the Supreme Court's 1998 opinion on the matter.

I don't know to what extent is that the proper interpretation of the Supreme Court's opinion, Saganash said Thursday in a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press.

The Supreme Court said it has to be a clear response to a clear question.

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