M998.51.207 | We love you - Pas cette fois-ci j'ai mal à la tête!
We love you - Pas cette fois-ci j'ai mal à la tête!
1995, 20th century
48.1 x 35.5 cm
Gift of M. Serge Chapleau
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379)
Keys to History
"This drawing summed up the situation so well..."
In the last days of the 1995 referendum campaign, the federalists organized a huge rally "We love you" rally in Montreal. Among those in attendance were Jean Chrétien, Jean Charest and Daniel Johnson. To ensure that many people from other provinces would be at the Montreal rally, organizers even chartered planes and buses, complete with discounted tickets for those willing to travel to Montreal! That move was bitterly criticized by sovereignists.
Every riding in Quebec took part in the referendum. The turnout was exceptional - as high as 94 per cent. The federalist side won the vote by a tiny margin, by several thousand votes.
On October 27, 1995, thousands of federalist supporters took part in a rally to urge Quebeckers to vote No in the October 30 referendum on Quebec sovereignty.
More than 40,000 federalist supporters from all parts of Canada converged on Montreal for the rally aimed at convincing Quebeckers not to drop out of the Canadian federation.