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Secondary IV • 1yr.

The Charlottetown Accord was rejected, but what exactly does that mean? What was the referendum on the population about? sovereignty?

I have read the article in question on alloprof, but still do not understand.

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.

    Good evening!

    According to the Robert dictionary, a referendum is a: "vote which allows all citizens to approve or reject a measure proposed by the executive power". In the case of the Charlottetown accord, what is proposed is; the recognition of Quebec as a distinct society as well as the decentralization of certain powers from the federal government to the provincial.

    In order for this agreement to be approved, Prime Minister Mulroney is submitting this project to the Canadian people in the form of a referendum; « Do you accept that the Constitution of Canada be renewed on the basis of the agreement reached on August 28, 1992? ».  The “no” camp won with 56.7% of the votes.

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