Referendum Question in 1980
Notice: this is the question of the referendum on Quebec sovereignty in 1980. Are you able to summarize this proposal in your words?
Excerpt: “The Government of Québec 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 Québec 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 theGovernment of Québec the mandate to negotiate the proposed agreement between Québec and Canada?
Marianopolis College, 1980 Referendum on Sovereignty-Association, http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/stats/1980.htm