Stéphane DionThe Honourable Stéphane Dion delivered a speech on the occasion of the 8th Annual Michel Bastarache Conference at the Rideau Club on February 11, 2011.

One question to which Mr. Dion believes we need the answer is this: under what circumstances, and by what means, could the delineation of new international borders between populations be a just and applicable solution?

After describing how the international community views the phenomenon of secession and identifying the principles in play, he argues that the opinion of our Supreme Court does indeed have universal scope and significance, and then close by bringing the discussion back home, that is, to the current situation of Canadian unity and the Quebec separatist movement.

Link to Mr. Dion’s speech.