Quebec Studies

Symposium: The Constitutional Crisis and the Future of Québec

Quebec Studies (1983), 1, (1), 4–16.


Symposium: The Constitutional Crisis and the Future of Qukbec Participants: Daniel Latouche (McGill University) and Panayotis Soldatos (UniversitC de Montreal) Moderator: Martin Lubin (SUNY-Plattsburgh) The following remarks were excerpted from the tape transcript of the discussion held on October 3 , 1981, at Yale University. Lubin: The subject of our roundtable discussion this morning is the Canadian constitutional crisis and the future of Qukbec. We have two distinguished panelists with us this morning to help clarify the main aspects of this particular topic. Both are representatives of the Qukbec academic community, one from the Universitk de Montrkal, the other from McGill University. First, we welcome Professor Daniel Latouche, who teaches in the Department of Political Science and is also affiliated with the Programme d'Etudes Canadiennes-Franqaises at McGill University. Among his numerous publications, Professor Latouche has authored Une sociktk de 1 'ambiguite: Libkration et rkcupkration dans le Qukbec actuel (1979); and he has coauthored with Edouard Cloutier Le systkme politique qukbkcois (1979). I hope Daniel will draw upon the theme of Qukbec as an ambiguous society in his discussion this morning. Professor Latouche has also worn another hat, that of the engagk. He was formerly a member of the editorial staff of Montrkal-Matin. Furthermore, Professor Latouche worked in the office of the Premier of Qukbec, Renk Lkvesque, as special adviser on constitutional questions. There is a rumor, which has never been denied, that the actual referendum question in its final form was drafted by Professor Latouche-in consultation with a multitude of committees, to be sure!

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Author details

Latouche, Daniel

Soldatos, Panayotis

Lubin, Martin