Supreme Court Reference on Quebec Secession
On September 30, 1996, the Attorney General of Canada referred three
questions pertaining to Quebec secession to the Supreme Court of Canada. On
August 20, 1998, the Supreme Court answered these questions by issuing an
opinion. It concluded that the National Assembly, legislature or government of
Quebec do not have, either under Canadian law or international law, the right to
effect the secession of Quebec from Canada unilaterally.
The link below contains a number of documents on this issue, compiled by the
Canadian Department of Justice.