• Quebec Act
    538 words
    Proclamation Act of 1763 The Proclamation Act of 1763 was a major change for both the English and the French. For the English, they wanted to assimilate the French. This was necessary for two reasons. One, the British had, after all, conquered them, and wished to create a full British Empire. They thought that the only way to do this was to assimilate all other cultures (except the Natives) into their culture. Two, the French were still a threat, and Quebec was the foothold in the New World for ...
  • Separatist Views Of Quebec People Mario Bachand
    1,782 words
    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 hav...
  • Quebec Winter Carnival
    535 words
    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 The Fourteenth American Colony
    1,033 words
    By: VJ @CF One of the most important facets of any revolution is violence. This is often a response to the heightened repression or other intolerable demands from the government against its people. The American Revolution is no exception. Following the Seven Years War, England need to recover some of their finances which were lost due to the war. Parliament achieved this by the taxation of the American colonies; the Stamp Act of 1765 is an example of this. This act resulted in outrage from the C...
  • Quebec As A Separate Country From Canada
    1,496 words
    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...
  • Separation Of Quebec From Canada
    1,206 words
    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...
  • Province Of Quebec
    592 words
    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...
  • Secession Of Quebec
    1,755 words
    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 Lives In Quebec
    591 words
    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...
  • Problem Since Canada And Quebec
    457 words
    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 ...
  • Parallel French Canadian Nationalism In Quebec
    2,709 words
    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, ...
  • Quebec And Canada
    1,267 words
    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 30th 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 Minister Of Labour And James Cross
    1,090 words
    On October 5, 1970, British trade commissioner James Cross was kidnapped in his Westmount home by members of the terrorist group Front de liberation du Quebec. The FLQ Manifesto called for non-democratic separation to be brought about by acts of terror. From 1963 to 1967, the FLQ planted 35 bombs; from 1968 to 1970 they planted over 50 bombs. By the fall of 1970 the terrorist acts of the FLQ cells had claimed 6 lives. The kidnappers' demands included the release of a number of convicted or detai...
  • Should Quebec Separate From Canada
    932 words
    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 ...
  • Heritage Highway Between Quebec And Maine
    500 words
    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...
  • French Canadians In Quebec
    976 words
    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 a v...
  • Quebec Liberal Party
    1,466 words
    In Claude Ryan's manifesto, Liberal Values in Contemporary Quebec, he describes concerns and progress through the years of the Quebec liberal government. Ryan outlines ways in which they have addressed (or, very infrequently, plan to address) these issues in his essay. Explored here will be two of the central contexts of social welfare-feminism and an aging population (as illustrated in Armitage's Social Welfare in Canada) and how they are reflected, attended to, and cause conflict in Ryan's vie...
  • Quebec Into Upper Canada
    1,562 words
    Prior to the arrival of Europeans in Canada, the area was inhabited by various peoples who came from Asia via the Bering Strait more than 10,000 years ago. The Vikings landed in Canada c. AD 1000. Their arrival is described in Icelandic sagas and confirmed by archaeological discoveries in Newfoundland. John Cabot, sailing under English auspices, touched the east coast in 1497. In 1534, the Frenchman Jacques Cartier planted a cross on the Gasp'e Peninsula. These and many other voyages to the Cana...
  • Quebec's Politics During The War O Godbout
    1,561 words
    World War I (September 1939 - May 1945) o France declared war on Germany along with Canada one week later. o The United States stayed out of the war until 1941 (Japanese force made a surprise attack on US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii). o The United States retaliated with nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (Hostilities against Japan ended in August 1945) Participation of Canada during World War I o Canada far from fighting zones. o Provided food, clothing, and arrangements to suppor...
  • Dieppe And Quebec Referendum
    1,060 words
    Since Canada became a nation, many thing have happened that have defined Canada as a remarkable nation in progress. People can recall things like: Vimy Ridge, the Persons Case, Dieppe, and the Quebec referendum. These four things have assisted in creating the Canada we now know. In 1917, during World War Two, Canadian troops fought at Vimy Ridge. The Germans had been protecting the ridge, and had already defeated the French and British troop in 1915. The Canadians realized that they needed to ou...
  • 1941 The Quebec Conference
    501 words
    Agreement Between the Governments of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the Provisional Government of the French Republic on Certain Additional Requirements to be Imposed on Germany; September 20, 1945 Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: July 12, 1941 Agreement for the Provisional Administration of Venezia Giulia; June 9, 1945 Allied Control Commission in Hungary; January 20, 1945 Anglo-...
  • Canada's Union With Quebec
    2,454 words
    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...
  • Quebec's Status Within Canada
    1,807 words
    '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 relations...
  • Topless In Public Places
    918 words
    Argumentative Essay: Should Women Be Allowed To Go Topless in Public In the summer of 1996 Gwen Jacobs enjoyed a topless summer stroll during which she was seen by a local O.P. P officer, was apprehended and subsequently charged with indecent exposure. Gwen Jacobs pleaded not guilty in court and won the right to go topless in Ontario. This incident brought up an excellent question: should women be allowed to go topless on public beaches and in other public areas? The answer is strictly no, women...
  • Tobacco Companies Target Teens Through Advertisements
    2,289 words
    In a society where it is not un ordinary to see a ten year old child smoking a cigarette in public, where large tobacco companies sponsor all big sporting events and where smoking advertisements are everywhere you look, how can it be understood that what is going on is a form of suicide. Smoking is comparable to a serial killer; a cigarette acts as the weapon used by tobacco companies and its victims subjecting themselves by their own free will to participate in the crime. The governments of the...
  • Federal Government And English Canada
    3,892 words
    Canadian History / Government Part I. GOVERNMENT AND LAW The Governor General represents the monarch in Canada. He / she is appointed by the monarch on advice of the Canadian Government. Governors General open Parliment and read the speech from the throne whichoutlinesthe governments plans. They also give royal assent to bills, appoint important officials, greet foreign leaders, and give out awards and medals. The role of the Governor General is formal and symbolic. The current Govener General i...
  • Invoke The War Measures Act
    1,017 words
    The war measures act On July 24, 1967, the president of France, Charles De Gaulle raised his hands into a V for Victory. Then he spoke the words that startled a nation: Vive le Quebec libre! - Long live free Quebec. These four words planted the idea of Quebec independence from Canada. During the year 1970, Quebec was in a state of war. The Front de Liberation du Quebec (FLQ), a separatist group, was terrorizing the province and assaulting its residents. Frequent letter bombings, in October 1970,...
  • Major Catalyst For Canada's Prohibition Law
    2,700 words
    Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Canada " Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in free and open encounter". - Areopagitica Canadian Temperance groups began to rally for prohibitionduring the 1840's and 1850's. It was not until after World War began in 1914, that the temperance groups's support for...
  • Importance Of The Heartland Hinterland In Canada
    1,156 words
    The Relevancy of the Heartland - Hinterland Distinction in Canada's EconomicGeographyUntil the early 20th century, Canada was primarily an agricultural nation. Since then it has become one of the most highly industrialized countries in the world as a direct result of the development of the 'heartland'. To a large extent the manufacturing industries present in the heartland are supplied with raw materials produced by the agricultural, mining, forestry, and fishing sectors of the Canadian economy,...
  • Reforming Canada's Senate
    3,127 words
    Reforms Are Need In Canada's Government Canada is a country who's future is in question. Serious political issues have recently overshadowed economic concerns. Constitutional debate over unity and Quebec's future in the country is in the heart of every Canadian today. Continuing conflicts concerning Aboriginal self-determination and treatment are reaching the boiling point. How can Canada expect to pull herself out of this seemingly bottomless pit? Are Canadians looking at the right people to la...
  • Usual Controversial Don Cherry
    735 words
    Don Cherry, born and raised in Kingston Ontario, is known for his openness, often debatable and always amusing commentary. Mr. Cherry can be seen weekly during the National Hockey League season. He has a segment during the first intermission, every Saturday on CBC's Hockey Night In Canada called the Coach's Corner. Don grew up playing hockey, for he was playing in the OHL by the time he was 17. Unfortunately, Don never made it big, but he managed to make his way around the minor league system fo...
  • Environmental Protection Possible And Popular Pollution
    2,627 words
    Environmental policy versus the economy It is in the ring set up by greedy corporations and enviro tree huggers where the top card is the economy versus the environment. To help gain support, the economy yells, The Green groups may decry economic growth, but it is growth itself that makes environmental protection possible and popular pollution is as old as human activity, but only recently have we been rich enough to worry about it. 10 On the other side, we have Putting pollution controls in pla...
  • Current Federal Governing Party In Canada
    4,359 words
    The Four Political Parties of Canada In a country as vast and as culturally diverse as Canada, many different political opinions can be found stretched across the country. From the affluent neighbourhoods of West Vancouver to the small fishing towns located on the east coast of Newfoundland, political opinions and affiliations range from the left wing to the right wing. To represent these varying political views, Canada has four official national political parties to choose from: the Liberals (w...
  • British Loss Of The American Colonies
    3,020 words
    The British loss of the American colonies could have easily been prevented. British incompetence and a strong American want for self government are among the chief factors which caused the British loss. The first successful British colony, Jamestown, founded in Virginia in 1607, was plagued by problems caused by poor decision making capabilities. Before making any key decisions colonists had to communicate with the London Company in England, 3000 miles and six weeks away. For the colony to survi...
  • Canada's Water
    1,502 words
    1994 the year NAFTA had become effective, delegates from three Countries (Canada, United States and Mexico) had signed a free trade agreement in December of 1992. The leaders of these nations signed the agreement with the hopes of prosperity. Isn't ironic that five years later we are starting to see that NAFTA was not beneficial but in fact the opposite. Since then NAFTA has ignited fierce opposition from labour and environmental groups. They have feared that many jobs would be lost either to th...
  • Thing Brian Mulroney And His Tories
    1,455 words
    The destruction of the Progressive Conservative Party started in 1983 when it named Brian Mulroney the successor to Joe Clark as head of the Progressive Conservative Party. The next year elections were held and the Progressive Conservatives won record two hundred and eleven seats. He was then re-elected in the four years later as the Conservatives won another majority. Brian Mulroney was the heart of Canadians dislike of politicians and government in general. The news media claimed the recession...
  • Major Concern In The 60's
    1,516 words
    The 1960's Mr. Basiuk is the person I chose for my interview. Rather than immigrating to Canada, Mr. Basiuk was born in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1936. He was educated in high school to the north end of Winnipeg at St. John's Technical High School. He spent two years altogether in grade 10 and 11 then attended five years in the University Of Manitoba and graduated as an electrical engineer. Unfortunately, he was not able to find a job in this profession in this area, and therefore began his...
  • Churchill As Prime Minister
    10,900 words
    Sir Winston Churchill the Winner or the Loser Indre k Zola, Tallinn English College, Form 12 A Tallinn 2000 PREFACE The reason why I chose this topic for my research paper is that I have always been interested in history. Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most remarkable Englishmen of the 20th century. His politics and speeches have influenced the world a lot. Greatly thanks to him Britain did not surrender to the German forces in World War II. Is it that anybody could have led the UK during ...
  • Right For The Aboriginal People
    1,764 words
    Since the Europeans landed on Canadian soil a few centuries ago, there has been conflict between the Aboriginal people of Canada and the Canadian political system. To this day the First Nations people feel that they have been marginalized. This is because they have not been able to maintain significant status in the Canadian political and economic system. The government has been paternal, and has supported the Aboriginals, rather than encouraging independence. As a result, many of them live on a...
  • Black's Concentration Of Canadian Newspapers
    3,072 words
    The face of the Canadian newspaper industry is changing vastly. There are fewer publishing groups in today's market, and the control of most Canadian daily newspapers is in the hands of a few individuals and corporations. As less owners become involved, fewer views will be heard in Canadian print media, and may lead to a monetary, and political based industry. If a few companies operate the print journalism content, it is likely that only their views will be spread throughout Canada. Ownership o...