Quebec 1955-1995

  • The Richard Riot

    The Richard Riot
    After Richard punches Cliff Thompson (the referee) in the face, he was suspended from playing in the rest of the season. In response to this “outrage” a teargas bomb went off, forcing an eventual forfeit of the game. The “Rocket Richard Riot” revealed how important Maurice Richard was to the Quebec people and how shaky relations between Francophones and Anglophones were.
  • Quiet Revolution

    Quiet Revolution
    The Roman Catholic church stopped running the school system and the government took over instead. The government also took over health care, causing the church to lose control of their power in citizen’s daily lives.
  • Montreal Canadiens win fifth consecutive Stanley Cup

    Montreal Canadiens win fifth consecutive Stanley Cup
    The Montreal Canadians were crated in December of 1909,as apart of the NHA. They also won the Stanley cup in 1924, 1930, 1931, 1944, 1946 and 1953.
  • Canada gets its flag

    Canada gets its flag
    Canada getting a flag of its own was a highly debated issue amongst Quebec people and they rest of Canada. Finally on this date in history the new flag for Canada was selected and still remains a symbol of Canadian identity today.
  • Pierre Trudeau

    Pierre Trudeau
    Pierre Trudeau, who was from Montreal, Quebec was elected as Canada’s 15th Prime Minister of Canada. He was in office for 11 years.
  • October Crisis

    October Crisis
    The members of the FRONT DE LIBERATION DU QUEBEC kidnapped James Cross who was the British trade commissioner in Montreal, as well as the Quebec minister of labour and immigration was kidnapped. They asked for the release of 23 political prisoners, $500,000 in gold, broadcast and publication of the FLQ Manifesto, and an aircraft to take the kidnappers to Cuba or Algeria. To apprehend the kippnapperd they called on the Canadian Armed Forced for assistence
  • Official Language Act

    Official Language Act
    This is also known as Bill 22 and it was an act of the National Assembly of Quebec by Premier Robert Bourassa. This act made French the official language of Quebec.
  • The Montreal Olympic 1976

    The Montreal Olympic 1976
    The 1976 summer Olympic was held in Montreal, Quebec. The opening ceremony was held in front of about 73000 audiences.
  • Québec Referendum

    Québec Referendum
    The referendum was a public proposal between the Quebec people and the rest of Canada. The referendum would have enable Quebec to have exclusive power to make its own laws and charge its own taxes - sovereignty
  • Constitution Act

    Constitution Act
    The Constitution act was a part of Canada’s process of patriating the constitution. Section 59 limits the application of section 23 of the Charter and it is not fully valid in Quebec.
  • Meech Lake Accord

    Meech Lake Accord
    Prime Minister Mulroney proposed this to the Constitution of Canada. The purpose of this proposal was to persuade the Quebec to delegate total control of the reception and integration of any immigrants that settle in that province.
  • Geomagnetic storm

    Geomagnetic storm
    A huge storm knocked out the power causing a nine-hour blackout. The power outage caused a "ripple effect" shorting out the power all the way in New York city, New Jersey and long island!
  • Charlottetown Accord

    Charlottetown Accord
    Agreement similar to the Meeche lake accord dealing with issues regarding the first nations. However Quebec did not sign the agreement and neither did the rest of Canada.