• The Flq And The Liberation Of Quebec
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    The objectives of the Front de Liberation du Quebec were unmistakable. There were two basic principles that the members of this group fought for: 1. [They] will fight for the liberation of the Quebec people, so long oppressed by the false cures of capitalism... Abolition of the law for the rich and a law for the poor, replaced by one impartial justice for all. 2. [They] fight for the liberation of the political prisoners of Quebec. Members of this party, who fought for these rights seemed to ha...
  • Quebec Winter Carnival Activities City Popular
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    Quebec City held its first winter carnival in 1894. It was an elaborate celebration that provided people with relief from the cold harsh winter. In the sixty years that followed these winter carnivals were organized periodically. It wasn't until 1955 that a group of local businessmen decided that an annual carnival would be a good way to stimulate the economy during the long winter months. The Quebec Carnival grew to become Quebec City's third-largest industry, far surpassing its organizers drea...
  • Quebec Separation Lucien Bouchard
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    Quebec as a separate nation was fine until the British conquest, now as time has passed Quebec is trying to shift toward separation again but with financial problems, government trauma and the twenty- first century approaching rapidly separation is an unattainable feat for Quebec. The year is 1667 and New France now known as Quebec is living in peace as a separate nation. New France was living under a system called the seigneurial regime and this was a system that was derived from the homeland i...
  • People Of Quebec Canada English Country
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    If Quebec were to separate, this would certainly have a devastating impact on Canadian society. What many upholders of the separation issue do not realize is that Quebec's needs as a province are being met by Canada's current federal system. The fact that Canada is bilingual is its greatest attribute and changing that would change Canada's stature in the world. The many advantages that Quebec holds, being a Canadian province would cease to exist. The people of Quebec are in the dark about the re...
  • Quebec French Canada English
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    Quebec Separation Quebec has always been trying to maintain it s cultural identity. The path that led to separatism is long and winding one. The French saw Confederation as the only solution in 1867. They needed Confederation to remain in control of their own language, religion and way of life. The paradox of the situation was that they also fully understood that they would always be the minority in Canada and that as more regions joined Confederation, the situation would be compounded. This was...
  • Canadian Federalism Threatened Quebec Canada Nationalism
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    Canadian Federalism Threatened: The Issues of Quebec Nationalism and Regionalism Canadian Federalism Threatened: The Issues of Quebec Nationalism and Regionalism When it was it first conceived in 1867, Canada was founded as a state that would create a government structure based on federalism. Federalism is defined as: A political system in which legislative power is distributed between a national, central, or federal legislature and a level of state or provincial legislatures. The relationship b...
  • Quebec The Province The People The History
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    Quebec, The Province, The People, The History Quebec is a province in eastern Canada, bordered on the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay; on the east by Labrador (Which is a part of Newfoundland), the Strait of Belle Isle, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; on the south by New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Ontario; and on the west by Ontario, James Bay, and Hudson Bay. The name Quebec is derived from an Algonquian term for 'place where the river narrows,' referring to t...
  • Quebec Nationalism Secede From Canada
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    The question of whether Quebec will secede from Canada to become an independent nation has been a hot topic in the country for several years now. It dates back to the abortive rebellions of 1837-38. In 1980, a referendum to secede was rejected by a 60-40 margin. Since then though, the numbers of Quebeckers that want to become sovereign has significantly increased. There is so many questions of what will happen if this does happen. In this paper I plan to take a deeper look at this situation and ...
  • French Canadian Canada Quebec People
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    Should Quebec (or other provinces) Separate From Canada In Order To Best Protect Its Constitutional Rights? In my opinion, all provinces in Canada, including Quebec should not separate. Quebec has been one of the provinces of Canada for a long period of time. Most people in the world view that it is one of the component in Canada. French-Canadian and English-Canadian seem to live together peacefully without conflict, even many people with different cultures and languages come to Canada in recent...
  • Vote No For Quebec To Be Separate From Canada
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    Vote No For Quebec To Be Separate From Canada I urge you as a fellow Canadian to vote NO! to the upcoming referendum question. Canada as a whole has many unique qualities. Our most valued characteristic is our cultural diversity. Our combination of Anglophone and Francophone regions throughout our country and their ability to work together sets us apart from the rest of the world. Canada cannot function without Quebec just as Quebec cannot function without Canada. It has been said by many, that ...
  • Quebec Nationalism French Canadian
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    It is sometimes hard for English Canadians to grasp how deeply many French Canadians feel the loss of control over their identity. A generation ago, it was summed up in a book by FAQ philosopher Pierre Vallieres, who compared the plight of Quebecers to the oppression of blacks in the United States in his book White Niggers of America. In his manifesto, Vallieres discussed the determination of the workers in Quebec to put an end to three centuries of exploitation, of injustices borne in silence, ...
  • People Of Quebec Canada Bouchard Election
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    Should Quebec Have its Freedom persuasion paper on why Quebec should be free At the end of October in 1995 Canada came close to finally breakingup. Quebecker s took a vote on the 30 th on whether or not their provinceshould declare itself an independent nation. Most people and the mediabelieve that the separatists would loose. The people drew these beliefs from asimilar election help in 1980. Although in this recent poll, these scores weretoo close to call. The separatists were defeated by a one...
  • Quebec French Canada Wanted
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    Quebec's Quiet revolution: What is it? How has it changed Quebec's society? How has it affected Confederation? The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. Allt his hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by JeanLesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Lev...
  • Should Quebec Separate From Canada
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    Should Quebec Separate from Canada Throughout the world, Canada is known as a domestically tranquil, economically prosperous, mulitcultural society. Yet, for some reason, in one of its provinces, Quebec, a number of people are dissatisfied with Quebec s relationship with the rest of Canada and want to secede. The issue of secession is not new, in fact, the Quebecois voted on this very same controversial subject in 1980, ending in a sixty-forty split in favor of the federalists; those who wished ...
  • Quebec Bouchard Maine King
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    Maine doesn't see Quebec sovereignty as a threat ROCKPORT, Me. - Premier Lucien Bouchard got the message he wanted Thursday from two American politicians: Quebec's future is an internal matter and economic ties would be kept with their state if it leaves Canada. "The future of Quebec is essentially a Canadian matter," Maine Governor Angus King said at a news conference with Bouchard in Rockport, a community on the Atlantic Ocean. "It's not up to us to sit on the sidelines and suggest what the so...
  • Quebec Sovereignty French Canada Government
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    In past centuries, many countries have had political problems within themselves. Some took care of the problem but most of them didn't and there for either made changes in their constitution, separated the country like Russia, formally known as U. S. S. R, and there is also those who are still dealing with the problem like Canada. Canada has had for many years its share of political problems with Quebec who wants either more political power or sovereignty. The reasons why Quebec sovereignty is ...
  • The Failure Of The Meech Lake Accord
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    The Meech Lake Accord was an attempt by Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to get Quebec to sign the 1982 Constitution. Quebec, led by Premier Robert Bourassa, submitted five demands. The first demand, a formal voice of Quebec in Supreme Court appointments. Second, say on immigration policy toward Quebec. Others demands include: limits to federal spending powers in areas of provincial jurisdiction, veto power on constitutional amendments affecting provinces and most important, the recogniti...
  • The Meech Lake Accord
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    The Meech Lake Accord By: The Meech Lake Accord was an agreement made by the prime minister of Canada and the premiers of all ten provinces to improve and make changes to the constitution of Canada and thereby make it acceptable to the province of Quebec. The agreement was negotiated and signed on June 3, 1987 but was never ratified. The Canadian Constitution, originally known as the British North America Act, had been proposed in 1867, when Canada was still under British Rule. When Canada obtai...
  • Prime Minister Quebec French Canada
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    Back south, here in the land of the brave we hear once in the blue moon about those Quebecois and their independence movement and we shelve it because perhaps it is not directly relevant to us. There is a movement up north that could potentially alter the landscape of our continent though it has been losing steam recently. Much like many secessionist movements (though not all) it has much to do with emotion other than economic or even political necessity. It's not like the Francophone population...
  • Canadian Politics Meech Lake
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    'The place of Quebec in Canada is at the heart of the debate on constitutional reform but is not the only source of discontent within the Canadian federal system' Canadian politics has become an ever-changing whirlwind of diversity. What is certain is that since the 1960's 'Quiet Revolution' in Quebec, the synthesis of federalism with parliamentary government, and the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms as the three institutional pillars, have forged a battle between federal-provincial relati...