This program consists of two segments: First, a five-minute scripted introduction featuring an excerpt from Premier Rene Levesque's address to the Economic Club of New York on January 25, 1977, where he explained his intent to separate Quebec from the other Canadian Provinces. Second, a one-on-one interview with Jaques Parizeau, Minister of Finance of the Province of Quebec, and Jack Barry, Vermont Educational Television's Director of Public Affairs. They explore the reality of Premier Rene Levesque's design for a new political organization for Quebec and the expectations for a "new economic relationship with the United States" following a successful "referendum on independence." Among subject areas discussed: 1) A working definition for "some new link of association" with the rest of Canada. 2) Montreal economic crisis--Parti Quebecois campaign slogan of "it's time for a change" apparently does not apply to Montreal, where five-year projections reveal only a more depressed economic climate for "the Paris of North America." 3) The James Bay Hydro Project has unique power export potential for the Northeast. However, it is still under-capitalized by $6-8 billion. Do sources of long-term investment still exist? 4) Reaction to feature stories, skeptical of Quebec's economic future, published in Fortune and Barron magazine. 5) Elaboration on the concept that all tariff barriers will be naturally eliminated within fifteen years, creating a North American free trade zone. 6) The nationalization of Aesbestos Corporation. Justification of the Levesque practice of "social democracy," which rationalizes the expropration of this company from General Dynamics Corporation of St. Louis, which presently owns controlling interest.
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