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Akwesasne plan to hold referendum if Quebec separates

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne near Cornwall says if Quebec holds a referendum, they will too.

Two-thirds of their land is in Quebec and some is in New York State and the council says it is worried about what it would mean should Quebec choose to separate.

The Council says not even one per cent of their population speaks French and they are worried that should Quebec become its own country they would be subject to new, stricter laws that are "alien" to their culture.

"If Quebec ultimately chooses to separate, I would advise our Council and community to hold our own vote in order to determine whether we would stay within the borders of Quebec or separate ourselves," said Grand Chief Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell in a release.

Quebec will hold its provincial election April 7th.

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