Quebec/Canada Relations 1955-1995

  • Richard Riot

    Richard Riot
    Maurice Campbell, president of the NHL suspends Maurice Richard for the season after Maurice hits a referee during a fight on the ice. At the next game (which Campbell attends), the crowd is pushed into the streets, sparking a riot.
  • Election of Liberal Premier Jean Lesage

    Election of Liberal Premier Jean Lesage
    Jean Lesge was voted in to be the Quebec Premier. Lesage wanted Quebec hydro electricity companies to become nationalized.
  • Creation of the Candian Flag

    Creation of the Candian Flag
    In 1965, the Candian Flag was created as Canada's official flag. Although today it is respected and adored by Canadians, its creation was a spark of division between French-Canadians and English-Canadians. The English-Canadians did not want to become more seperated from Britain and were upset by the change in flag. French-Canadians were not upset about this change in flag and instead thought it to be an important and much needed step for Canada.
  • 1967 Montreal Expo

    1967 Montreal Expo
    The Canadian Exposition was awarded in Montreal in '67, and was a celebration of the openness of Quebeckers' towards the world and other cultures admist the Quiet Reveloution. Montreal had undergone huge transformations in the years leading up to the expo, with new transportation and pavilions being built.
  • October Crisis 1970

    October Crisis 1970
    James Cross and Pierre Lepart (Quebec Cabinet Minister) are kidnapped by the FLQ, demanding 23 'political prisoners' be releaded from prison.
  • Montreal Olympics

    Montreal Olympics
    The Montreal Olympics was where the first Canadian Olympic games were held. Despite the politicial controversy at the time, the Olympic Games brought new enthusiasm to all Canadians. The Games were a success and gave Quebec and Canada as a whole international success. Despite the games success, the games broght new controversy as the debts that the Olympic Games brought on would not be paid off until the 21st Century.
  • Union Conflict in Education

    Union Conflict in Education
    During this conflict within the Quiet Reveloution, Quebec transformed their education system. Some of the changes included raising the compulsory schooling to the age of 15, and a network of public junior colleges and universities were created. As well, education became less church based. This made Quebec's education system unique from any other province in Canada. This was a turning point in Quebec's quiet revolution.
  • Election of the Parti Québécois

    Election of the Parti Québécois
    In the 1976 Quebec provincial election, the Pari Québécois won 41.4% of the vote and 71 seats out of the 110. The party's main objective was to lead Quebec into independece from Canada. This choice in premier was a shock to other provinces in Canada. Although the party did many good things for Quebec such as the Charter of French Language, the seperation of Quebec from Canada remained a political issue in Quebec provinvial politics and also Canadian federal politics.
  • Bill 101

    Bill 101
    The Parti Québécois passed Bill 101. This Bill brought the Charter of the French Language into force. This charter gave strength to French speaking Quebekers but negativity to the party by English speaking Quebekers who saw the bill as an attack on their rights. This bill was a result in an increase in nationalism by a lot of Quebekers in the 1960s.
  • Referandum on Sovereignty-Association (Referandum #1)

    Referandum on Sovereignty-Association (Referandum #1)
    For the first time, Quebekers were asked to vote in a referandum about Quebecs association with Canada. About 60% of Quebekers did not want the Parti Québécois to go to the federal government to reach an agreement about making Quebec an individual nation based on the sovereignty-association agreement.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    Night of the Long Knives
    Prime Minister Tredau wanted to "bring home" the constitution. Eventually, he convinced the Premiers except for Quebec's Premier to sign but was later forced to sign.
  • Quebec Referendum

    Quebec Referendum
    This was the second vote by Quebekers on the referndum about whether or not Quebec should not remain a part of Canada. The desicion was the Quebec was going to remain a province of Canada. The vote was very close, only about 51% of the vote was for Quebec to stay in Canada.
  • Bonus Fact: Princess Diana Died

    Bonus Fact: Princess Diana Died
    The beloved Princess Diana of Wales was involved in a car crash in Paris. She unfortunately died in the hospital that morning.