August 5th, 2009, 03:47 AM
During the '80 referendum, Rene Levesque told a French journalist that if the Oui got under 40%, he would consider resigning as premier. IOTL he got 40.44%. WI he got 38 or 39% and he quit? Would Doc or Parizeau take over, and how would political developments proceed? Would Ryan win in '81, and Bourassa would probably still come back as Premier, a feat unrivalled except for Duplessis (five terms, four consecutive).