History Project in the 1970's By timslikesballs Jan 24, 1970 Local History - Fergus There were only 5000 people living in fergus at the time. May 10, 1970 Labour/Unions The rise of unions in canada were growing especially for the population of writers. Jun 20, 1970 LGBT The LGBT issue rtose to many front poages at the newspapers and the movment started. Aug 28, 1970 Goverment The federal government announces plans to convert the nation to the metric system. Nov 13, 1971 Goverment The federal voting age is lowered from 21 to 18. Jun 14, 1973 Technology The blackbox playback is a mechanism to record flight info and it was established in ottawa airport in canada Sep 15, 1974 Economy foreign investment review agency is brought up to incerease income from foriegn occupancys. Sep 26, 1975 War/Military Canadian only democratically entered the vietnam war and chose not to envolve them selves in the war. Jul 24, 1976 Sports History Montreal played host to the olympic games in the summer of 1976 this was thre first ever hosting in canada for the games.