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Yes Canada '92, No Brian '93

Jean Augustine discusses the Yes Canada '92, No Brian '93 button.

TRANSCRIPT
Yes Canada 92, No Brian in 93. What would this be now? We had several campaigns when Quebec was making its push for separation, and so this was saying Yes to Canada, stay in Canada. And I'm not too sure what-- Brian is Brian Mulroney and Brian Mulroney in 93, I'm not too sure. Maybe no vote for Brian in 93 because the big election was in 93 and that's where the Conservatives lost all but two seats in the house and the Liberals picked up with Jean Chretien, that was the year I was elected. So it seems to me this has something to do with Quebec separation. 

SOURCES
Hillmer, N. Mulroney, Martin Brian. In The Oxford Companion to Canadian History. (2004 ed.) Retrieved  from http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195415599.001.0001/acref-9780195415599-e-1063.

Mackie, R. (1992, September 26). Referendum 1992 speakers planned. The Globe and Mail.

Wills, T. (1992, October 15). Yes canada committee challenges 6 no-sayers to national TV debate; referendum '92. The Gazette.