The Scottish independence referendum offered Canadians lessons on democracy and nationhood. Here are the top 10 takeaways for Canada.
It was not to be. With an 87 per cent turnout, Scottish independence was rejected by 55 per cent of voters in the September 18 referendum.
David J. Climenhaga
We may have come from all over to Western Canada, but after a generation or two we became Scots without even realizing it.
In a momentous referendum this Thursday, some five million Scottish voters will decide: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" At stake is the ability of Scotland to control its future.
With less than 10 days before the September 18 referendum on Scottish independence, the Yes campaign has forged slightly ahead in a significant public opinion poll, gaining 26 percentage points.
In the last few weeks, the momentum for Scotland's independence seems to be with the Yes campaign. Some are keen to compare it to Quebec, but why? They couldn't be more different.
"Should Scotland be an independent country?" This question will be put to the people of Scotland in a referendum September 18.