Staying Canadian: The Struggle Against Udi (Paperback)
In October i95, under the control of the Quebec Liberal Party, the NO campaign avoided all mention of the key arguments against secession. Liberals never talked about the unconstitutional nature of the PQ's proposals, avoided all mention of why 50% ] 1 in a Quebec-only referendum is no basis on which to break up the country, and never once said that if Canada is divisible, so is Quebec.
Staying Canadian documents the long journey provincial Equality Party leader Keith Henderson undertook in 1993 to help get the Quebec nationalist threat to Canadais territorial integrity before the Supreme Court and onto the national agenda.
iA talented journalist as well as a politician, Henderson...is to be commended for assembling these articles into one collection.i
o Canadian Book Review Annual
iPerhaps itis time someone admitted that Keith Henderson is a fidgety, shifty-eyed political genius.... He and his Equality Party were the first to point out that any Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI) by the National Assembly would be the illegal and revolutionary act of a rogue state... They forced Ottawa to refer the UDI matter to the Supreme Court, and the nationis nine wisest magiatrates decided, in effect, that Equality was right.i
o The Mirror, Montreal
About the Author
Keith Henderson was born in Montreal. Educated at McGill, Concordia, and the University of Toronto, he teaches English at Vanier College in Montreal. From 1990 to 1993, Henderson chaired the Equality Party of Quebec's committee on Canada's Constitution, and was chief architect of the EP's constitutional policy. He served as leader of the Equality Party from 1993 - 2003.