Resolution of the Parliament of Canada recognizing Quebec as a distinct society within Canada

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Resolution of the Parliament of Canada recognizing Quebec as a distinct society within Canada
November 29, 1995




On November 29, 1995, Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien moved in favour of a resolution recognizing that Quebec forms a distinct society within Canada[1].



That

Whereas the People of Quebec have expressed the desire for recognition of Quebec's distinct society;

(1) the House recognize that Quebec is a distinct society within Canada;

(2) the House recognize that Quebec's distinct society includes its French-speaking majority, unique culture and civil law tradition;

(3) the House undertake to be guided by this reality;

(4) the House encourage all components of the legislative and executive branches of government to take note of this recognition and be guided in their conduct accordingly.