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Quebec Nationalism Timeline
Transcript of Quebec Nationalism Timeline
national independence Royal Commission On Bilingualism & Biculturalism 1963 The Royal commission on bilingualism and biculturalism was to "inquire into and report upon the existing state of bilingualism and biculturalism in Canada and to recommend what steps should be taken to develop the Canadian Confederation on the basis of an equal partnership between the two founding races, taking into account the contribution made by the other ethnic groups to the cultural enrichment of Canada and the measures that should be taken to safeguard that contribution". 1970 October Crisis Triggered by two kidnappings of government officials by members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) Ultimately culminated in the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act It highlighted violent efforts towards Quebec's sovereignty Quebec Referendum 1980 The 1980 Quebec referendum was the first referendum in Quebec on the place of Quebec within Canada and whether Quebec should pursue a path toward sovereignty. The referendum was called by Quebec's Parti Québécois government, which strongly favoured secession from Canada. Patriation 1982 Patriation thus specifically refers to making the constitution amendable by Canada only, with no role for the Parliament of the United Kingdom to play in the amending process. Meech Lake Accord 1987 Was a package of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the ten provincial premiers. Creation of the Bloc Quebecois 1991 is a federal political party in Canada devoted to the protection of Quebec's interests in the House of Commons of Canada, and the promotion of Quebec sovereignty. Charlottetown Accord 1992 Was a package of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada, proposed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments in 1992. It was submitted to a public referendum on October 26 of that year, and was defeated. Quebec Referendum 1995 The 1995 Quebec referendum was the second referendum to ask voters in the Canadian province of Quebec whether Quebec should secede from Canada and become an independent state Quebecois form a Nation 2006 On Monday, November 27, 2006 the House of Commons approved that the house now recognizes that the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada. The End