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Sovereign injustice : forcible inclusion of the James Bay Crees and Cree territory into a sovereign Québec.

Author: Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec)
Publisher: Nemaska, Québec, Canada : Grand Council of the Crees, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Treaties
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Sovereign injustice.
Nemaska, Québec, Canada : Grand Council of the Crees, [1995]
(OCoLC)604491842
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Grand Council of the Crees (of Quebec)
ISBN: 0968019102 9780968019108
OCLC Number: 35885970
Language Note: Text in English; introduction in English and French.
Notes: "October 1995."
Description: 494 pages : color map ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Who are"people" with the right to self-determination? --
1.1 Aboriginal peoples as distinct "peoples" --
1.2 Quebecers as a distinct "people" --
1.3 Can aboriginal peoples be forcibly included as part of the "Québec people" for secession purposes? --
2. Self-determination and the right to secede --
2.1 Right to self-determination of aboriginal peoples --
2.2 Recognition of self-determination not a precedent for a right to secede --
2.3 Self-determination --
the right to choose --
3. Québec's secession attempt --
on what basis is it justifiable? --
3.1 Canadian Constitution --
no right to unilaterally secede --
3.1.1 Has a constitutional convention been established in regard to the unilateral secession of Québec? --
3.2 Internal self-determination of Quebecers --
3.3 PQ strategy to undermine the functioning of the Canadian Federation --
3.4 International law --
no right of Québec to secede --
3.4.1 Key distinctions between Québec and former Yugoslavia --
3.4.2 Key distinctions between Québec and Baltic states --
3.5 Need for informed discussion prior to referendm vote --
3.5.1 Attempts to suppress free and open debate --
3.5.2 Need to clarify basis for PQ government's unilateral declaration of independence --
4. Effective control and the use of force --
4.1 Effective control --
secession by revolution --
4.2 Potential use of force by government --
4.2.1 Use of force by PQ government --
4.2.2 Use of force by Canadian government --
5. Boundary issues in the context of Québec secession --
5.1 Québec's borders at risk following a UDI --
5.2 The notion of uti possidetis --
5.3 Inapplicability of uti possidetis to the Canada/Québec/Aboriginal context --
5.4 The 1898 and 1912 Boundary Extensions in Québec --
5.4.1 Rationale for provincial boundary extensions in 1912 --
5.4.2 Failure to obtain aboriginal peoples' consent to 1898 and 1912 transfers --
6. Québec "territorial integrity" --
unilaterally impased on aboriginal peoples --
7. Analysis of five-expert study commissioned by Québec national assembly --
8. Relevance of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement --
8.1 JBNQA negotiations --
inequitable conditions and circumstances --
8.2 Denial of Cree self-determination under JBNQA --
8.3 Legal status of JBNQA in the context of Québec secession --
8.3.1 Effect of JBNQA under Canadian Law --
8.3.2 Effect of JBNQA under international law --
9. Québec's 1995 referendum on independence --
9.1 Inherent limitations of referendums and lack of legitimacy in Québec's process --
9.2 Significance of referendums by aboriginal peoples in Québec --
9.3 Inadequacies of a simple majority vote --
9.3.1 July 1948 Newfoundland referendum --
a precedent for Québec secession? --
9.4 Absence of a proposed constitution and other negotiated arrangements for a new Québec state --
10. Fiduciary responsibilities of governments in the context of Québec secession --
10.1 Fiduciary obligations of Canadian government --
10.2 Fiduciary obligations of Québec government --
11. Responsibilities of the international community in the Aboriginal/Québec context --
11.1 Appropriate measures to be taken by the international community --
12. Potential impacts of Québec secession on aboriginal peoples --
12.1 Canadian Federation versus a unitary Québec state --
essential differences --
13. Academic literature on secession: serious shortcomoings affecting aboriginal peoples --
14. Summary of double standards, inconsistencies and discrimination by separatists --
Conclusions and recommendations --
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