Since 1867, Québec has participated in the Canadian political project while affirming its unique identity. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Federation, the government is presenting this Policy on Québec Affirmation and Canadian Relations, which defines and asserts Québec’s plural and inclusive national identity. It outlines our vision of Québec within Canada and explains how it will be implemented.
This text is a summary of the full document (PDF, 194 pages), which readers can consult for a more detailed description of the Policy. It presents a historical overview that is not exhaustive but is designed to highlight, in a concise form, the main historical events that explain Québec’s nationhood and the reality of its relations with Canada as a whole. The full document includes references to the sources on which it is based.