1980s Archive: Committee of Anglophones for Sovereignty-Association (CASA) & PQ National Anglophone Commission

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The Committee of Anglophones for Sovereignty-Association (CASA) was a political action group in the lead-up to the 1980 referendum campaign. Subsequently, the Parti Québécois created a Comité national des anglophones / National Anglophone Commission. We reproduce here some of their files for archival purposes, courtesy of CASA founder and PQ national executive member Prof. Henry Milner.

Committee of Anglophones for Sovereignty-Association (CASA) files

Constitution of the Committee of Anglophones for Sovereignty-Association (CASA)

Press Release announcing the creation of CASA – 21 March 1979

“Des anglophones qui vont dire OUI” – Profile Stories by Jacques Larue-Langlois – La Presse Perspectives – 17 mars 1979

CASA News Bulletin – n2 – November 1979

Sovereignty-Association in Plain English – The Montreal Gazette – 17 November 1979

National YES Association Arguments in English

OUI Love Quebec – Signatures in the McGill Daily – 2 April 1980

“We, the undersigned anglophone Quebecers, will vote YES” – Public declaration with signatures

“Quebec Anglophones and Sovereignty-Association” – Strategy paper by Prof. Henry Milner – 1978


Parti Québécois Comité national des anglophones / National Anglophone Commission files

“The role of Anglo-Quebecers in Quebec today and tomorrow” – Comité national des anglophones du PQ – Conference Program – September 13

“Quebec is our home; Quebec’s future is our future” – Comité national des anglophones du PQ – Brochure

“Anglophone delegates were very active at the Parti Québécois’ Eight Congress (February 1982)”
– Photo


Newspaper articles

“Les minorités ethniques au Québec: 4) Pour une politique de rapprochement” – by Edward Bantey – Le Devoir – 23 novembre 1978

“Bernard Landry at CASA: ‘Ottawa cause of Quebec’s anguish'” – by Colin Languedoc – News Chronicle (West Island) – 29 November 1979

“Les Quebecers sont des Québécois” – by René Lévesque – Le Devoir -31 mars 1980

“Le PQ tente de remédier à l’inquiétudes des anglophones” – by Lise Lachance – Le National du bureau du Soleil – 14 septembre 1981