Rene Levesque, PQ Leader
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Quebec in Canada, 1960s to Today
Rene Levesque, PQ Leader
He wanted Quebec to separate from Canada.
There was a referendum in Quebec in 1980.Bill 101The French Language CharterPeople could only go to English school if their parents had gone to English school. http://www.cbc.ca/archives/categories/politics/language-culture/fighting-words-bill-101/bill-101-is-official.htmlRestricted, limited, controlled the use of English in Quebec.1980 Referendum Ballot
The Begbie Canadian History Contest, 2007, http://www.begbiecontestsociety.org/test2007.htm (May 23, 2014). Constitution
PM Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth II in 1982. Why did she need to sign the Act?Top court to investigate alleged judicial meddling in 1982 Constitution, CBC.ca, April 10, 2013, http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/top-court-to-investigate-alleged-judicial-meddling-in-1982-constitution-1.1338666 (May 23, 2014). Charter of Rights and FreedomsParliament of Canada, Our Country, Our Parliament, N.d., http://www.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/Education/OurCountryOurParliament/html_booklet/canadian-charter-rights-and-freedoms-e.html (May 23, 2014).
Meech Lake Accord
PM Brian Mulroney and the 10 premiers, including the Quebec premier, in 1987.Dan Leger, Peckford writes alternative version of Canadas constitutional story, July 16, 2012, http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/117608-leger-peckford-writes-alternate-version-of-canada-s-constitution-story (May 23, 2014). Elijah Harper
In Manitoba many Aboriginals did not agree with the Meech Lake Accord. It did not pass.
Mr. Elijah Harper and others did not think it was fair to Aboriginal Canadians.
What symbols do you see in the cartoon?
What is the message behind this 1990 cartoon?Charlottetown Accord
Front page of The Globe and Mail newspaper after the referendum. Prov/TerrApprovalRejectionAlberta39.860.2BC31.768.3Manitoba38.461.6New Brunswick61.838.2Newfoundland63.236.8Nova Scotia48.851.2Ontario50.149.9PEI73.926.2Quebec43.356.7Saskatchewan44.755.3NWT61.338.7Yukon43.750.4TOTAL49.650.41992 Referendum ResultsCanada History.com, PCs in Power, 2012, http://www.canadahistory.com/sections/eras/pcs%20in%20power/Charlottetown%20Accords.html (May 23, 2014). 1995 Quebec Referendum Ballot
Elections Canada, Referendum Regulation, Electoral Insight, March 2006, http://www.elections.ca/res/eim/article_search/article.asp?id=137&lang=e&frmPageSize= (May 23, 2014). 1995 Referendum in Quebec
Eugene Lang, Did the 1999 Quebec Referendum kill Quebec separatism ? Globe and Mail, April 13, 2014, http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/04/13/did_the_1995_referendum_kill_quebec_separatism.html (May 23, 2014). Even though they could not vote in the Quebec referendum, many people from outside Quebec showed their support for the Canada side.