Quebec Sovereignty Referendum: What Canadians Think Now That a New Parti Québécois Government is in Place?

The election of the Parti Québécois on September 4th as the new government of Quebec under the leadership of incoming premier Pauline Marois marks the first separatist government in nearly a decade.

On behalf of Global Television and Postmedia News, we conducted a poll to find out what Canadians – both inside and outside Quebec – think now that a new Parti Québécois Government is in place. A couple of the key findings and link to the full report are below:

If Quebec proceeds with sovereignty referendum and “Yes” wins…

– Majority (57%) of Canadians outside Quebec would negotiate an outright breakup, rather than a political or economic association (43%)

– Three quarters (76%) of Quebecers believe the rest of Canada should negotiate political and economic ties, while just one quarter (24%) believe the rest of Canada should negotiate an outright breakup

To download the report with full results, please click here.