History

History Timeline 2 - Michael Farkash

  • McGill University

    McGill University
    A protestant University is founded to accomodate to English students, eventually becoming a world renounded school.
  • Bishops University

    Bishops University
    A second Protestant school is founded.
  • Laval University

    Laval University
    A Catholic University is founded to accomodate to the majority of French Students.
  • Charlottetown Conference

    Charlottetown Conference
    The leaders of Canada East & West meet with the leaders of three Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island), they left the meetings agreeing to consider a merger.
  • Quebec Conference

    Quebec Conference
    This conference included the same members of last time, adding a new party, Newfoundland. They agreed on 72 resolutions that would make the merger possible.
  • London Conference

    London Conference
    Leaders of the 4 colonies meet to make arrangement to release Canada from the British Empire to become a new “self-governing” colony. This resulted in the Dominion of Canada
  • North West Territories become apart of Canada

    North West Territories become apart of Canada
  • Manitoba becomes a part of Canada

    Manitoba becomes a part of Canada
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    First Phase of Industrialization

    The first phase of industrialization revolutionized the economy of Canada forever. Steam power was invented by James Watt.
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    Second Phase of Industrialization

    This phase of industrialization was the second and most important to our society today. Trains were beggining to dominate transportation methods due to their speeds.
  • British Columbia becomes apart of Canada

    British Columbia becomes apart of Canada
  • Prince Edward Island becomes apart of Canada

    Prince Edward Island becomes apart of Canada
  • Promotion of National Union by the Conservative Party

    Promotion of National Union by the Conservative Party
    John A. Macdonald's National Policy consisted of the increase of custom duties, the building of railways, and the encouragement of immigration.
  • Yukon becomes a part of Canada

    Yukon becomes a part of Canada
  • Alberta and Saskatchewan become apart of Canada

    Alberta and Saskatchewan become apart of Canada
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    World War I

    Canada was forced to fight in this war as they were part of England.
  • Conscription is Implemented

    Conscription is Implemented
    People who did not volunteer to go to war wee forced and drafted as they needed more soldiers. (Majoritarily french people were forced to go as they did not want anything to do with it, they felt as though it was not their war.)
  • Women Obtain the Right to Vote Federally

    Women Obtain the Right to Vote Federally
    During World War I, while men were fighting, women were able to vote on a federal scale in their place.
  • Women Obtain the Right to Vote for Everything

    Women Obtain the Right to Vote for Everything
    Women earn a right to vote provincially as well as federally.
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    Many people had invested in the stock market, and it crashed. This caused lower rates of consumerism, higher suicide rates and mass poverty.
  • Statute of Westminister

    Statute of Westminister
    The Statute of Westminister gave the Federal Government power over foreign affairs.
  • Padlock's Law

    Padlock's Law
    This law permitted the police to lock any building used for communist activity. However it was also used against unions and government opponents. It was eventually declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada.
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    World War II

    Canada fought in this war optionally, they were now independant.
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    Maurice Duplessis

    Maurice Duplessis was the Quebec Prime Minister and had a dream to bring people back to the farm lands.
  • New Quebec Flag

    New Quebec Flag
    The fleurdelisé flag is adopted.
  • Newfoundland becomes apart of Canada

    Newfoundland becomes apart of Canada
  • Asbestos Strike

    Asbestos Strike
    The Asbestos strike of 1949 pitted workers against the state and company scabs. It is often seen as a turning point in organizing opposition to Duplessis.
  • Investing from Mining Companies

    Investing from Mining Companies
    American mining companies invested heavily in the exploitation and mining of iron ore leading to the development in the 1950s of the Côte-Nord and Nouveau Québec regions.
  • Federal Subsidies Denied

    Federal Subsidies Denied
    In 1951 Duplessis' government refused to accept federal subsidies destined for Quebec universities on the grounds that education was a provincial jurisdiction.
  • Provincial Income Tax Plan

    Provincial Income Tax Plan
    In 1954, Maurice Duplessis introduced a Provincial Income Tax Plan.
  • Rural Electrification

    Rural Electrification
    Electricity is beginning to be of use in more rural area's due to Maurice Duplessis' push to bring people back to rural areas.
  • Quiet Revolution

    Quiet Revolution
    The Quiet Revolution, also known as La Révolution Tranquille, began in Quebec in 1960 with the electoral defeat of the Union Nationale by Jean Lesage and his Liberal Party. It can be best described as a rapid and far-reaching process of social, economic, and political reform in Quebec from the early to the late 1960s.
  • October Crisis

    October Crisis
    In 1970, the “October Crisis” occurred. FLQ kidnapped James Cross and Pierre Laporte. The Prime Minister Trudeau used the war measures act to call out the army, and hundreds of FLQ members are arrested. Laportes body is found in the trunk of his car, Cross is released.
  • The Pill is Invented

    The Pill is Invented
    The pill is invented as a method of contraception.
  • Office de La Langue Quebecois is Invented

    Office de la langue francaise was created to promote the French language in 1961.
  • Canada Gets New Flag

    Canada Gets New Flag
    Canada gets it's new flag!
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    A war breaks out in Vietnam as a peace keeping mission, many countries get involved.
  • Expo 67

    Expo 67
    The 1967 International and Universal Exposition or Expo 67, as it was commonly known, was the general exhibition, Category One World's Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. It is considered to be the most successful World's Fair of the 20th century, with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating.
  • Second Referendum

    Second Referendum
    Leader of the PQ Rene Levesque felt so strongly about the issue of separating Quebec from the country of Canada that he held a referendum in 1980, about 60% voted against the issue of separation.
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    Meech Lake Accord

    The Meech Lake Accord was a package of proposed amendments to the Constitution of Canada negotiated in 1987 by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the ten provincial premiers. It was intended to persuade the government of Quebec to endorse the 1982 constitutional amendment and increase support in Quebec for remaining within Canada. Its rejection had the effect of energizing support for Quebec sovereignty.
  • Oka Crisis

    Oka Crisis
    In the summer of 1990 Mohawk warriors established road blocks on the borders to their reserves in Oka just outside Montreal, when a golf course wanted to expand its 9 holes onto native land. The natives militarily organized themselves and the Canadian Forces were called in to handle the situation.
  • Nunavut becomes apart of Canada