Marjolaine Arpin
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Quebec activists revive Canada separatism

Voters in the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec on Tuesday elected the nominally separatist Parti Quebecois to lead a minority provincial government.

In recent years, a new generation of separatists have joined the Quebec sovereignty movement.

Like their elders, the young separatist Quebecois are keen to defend their French language and heritage from the English-speaking Canadian majority. But they also reject Ottawa policy on issues like climate change, military spending and education.

The BBC spoke to separatists and student leaders in Montreal to find out why young bilingual activists and student leaders support the cause.

Produced by Anna Bressanin, camera by Chris Eadicicco

  • 05 Sep 2012