Sunday, July 6, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: July 6

On July 6, 1889, the Confederation of Quebec held a plebiscite on its status within the Confederation of North America. The options available to voters in Quebec were the status quo as a confederation of the C.N.A., complete independence, and devolution to an autonomous "associated state" status. Despite threats from supporters of independence, the voters chose associated status over independence and confederation status by 54% to 41% and 5%.

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