What were significant events related to the pursuit of national self-determination in Quebec?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

It seems as if the French speaking contingent in Quebec has been interested in national self determination.  I would examine the two referendums that had been put up for national election in 1982 and 1995.  Examining these referendums and what the body politic felt on the issue might be interesting to study to see what events helped to determine the body politic's view on self- determination.  The 1995 referendum failed by a very small margin.  It might be interesting to see why there was such a strong contesting of the issue.  Examination on this level might allow a better understanding of the significant issues and events related to the topic, why people voted the way they did, and how the referendum voting broke down on such a small and minuscule margin.