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  • Quebec Act
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    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 ...
  • Topless In Public Places
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    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...
  • Invoke The War Measures Act
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    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,...
  • Separatist Views Of Quebec People Mario Bachand
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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 hav...
  • Quebec Winter Carnival
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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...
  • Problem Of Nationalism To Canadian Federalism
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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...
  • Province Of Quebec
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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...
  • Canada Under The War Measures Act
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    THE OCTOBER CRISIS The story of the FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) and the October Crisis has taught us not to take the first signs of terrorism lightly. The federal government and the government of Quebec acted appropriately given the situation presented by the FLQs actions. This essay will focus on three areas of importance in protecting our countrys safety during the October Crisis of 1970: the protection of high profile politicians that were in danger from the FLQ, the placement of mili...
  • Parallel French Canadian Nationalism In Quebec
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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, ...
  • Quebec And Canada
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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 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
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    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...
  • French Canadian Quebecers
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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 ...
  • Heritage Highway Between Quebec And Maine
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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...
  • French Canadians In Quebec
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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 a v...
  • 1996 Robert Bourassa Robert Bourassa
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    October 20, 1996 Robert Bourassa Robert Bourassa died at 5: 45 am on Wednesday, October 9th on the eighth floor of the Midtown Montreal Hospital. Bourassa was 63, and succumbed to malignant melanoma cancer. He was a skilled politician and strategist to some, but to most was just a nuisance. He had been a fixture on this country's political terrain for the most part of the last three decades and will not be easily forgotten. Robert Bourassa was the son of a minor federal government functionary, a...
  • Changes To The Constitution Of Canada
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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...
  • Example The French English Conflict
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    The topic chosen is: Today I will intend to demonstrate the based on an understanding of the concepts of conflict and cleavages (noting vertical, horizontal, coincidental, and crosscutting) in Canadian society, discuss the significant social, cultural, and / or economic issues between Quebec and the rest of Canada and their impact on the Canadian political system. Demonstrate an awareness of the positions on each side of these issues. (You may refer to the Mc Roberts article, "Quebec: Province, ...
  • Canada's Union With Quebec
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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...
  • Quebec's Status Within Canada
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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 relations...

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