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Within hours of the Meech Lake Accord on April 30, 1987, an Angus Reid poll conducted for Maclean’s magazine showed that 51 per cent of Canadians from coast to coast were in favour, 27 per cent were opposed and 22 per cent were undecided.

Condemnation of Bill 96 and Quebec’s self-proclamation as a nation was immediate: while all political parties represented in the House of Commons have indicated their approval, 70% of Canadians outside Quebec are opposed, according to the Leger poll commissioned by the Quebec Community Groups Network and the Association for Canadian Studies.

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