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The 1995 Canada Referendum Hoax: Listen To The Queen Talking To A Radio DJ She Thought Was The Prime Minister

by | 5th, September 2014

Thousands of supporters for national unity gather at the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, across the Ottawa river from Parliament Hill, Sunday October 29, 1995. The two sides in Quebec's bloodless but bitter war of secession made emotional final appeals Sunday to the undeclared voters who will cast the crucial ballots in the vote on splitting from Canada.(AP PHOTO/Fred Chartrand)

 

IN 1995, Canada was saved from destruction by the desperation of Canada’s prime minister, Jean Chrétien, and a sudden and passionate mobilisation of the “No” vote. The country voted. And Quebec would not leave Canada.

But it was close. The “No” campaign won, but only by a small margin 50.6% to 49.4%.

Her Majesty The Queen had been worried, commenting, “It sounds as though the referendum may go the wrong way”. We know she said that because her telephone conversation with a radio DJ pretending to be Chrétien was broadcast to the nation.

Said Liz to Pierre Brassard, a presenter on CKOI FM in Montreal: “If I can help in any way, I’d be very, very happy to do so.”

 

Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, a Quebecker committed to keeping Canada intact, casts his ballot Monday Oct. 30,1995, in St. Flore, Quebec, to vote in the referendum on Quebec's secession. Canada's destiny was at stake Monday as 5 million Quebec voters decide whether their province--with one-fourth of the country's people and one-sixth of its land --should break away to form an independent nation.(AP Photo/CP,Jacques Boissinot) Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, a

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