Chapter: Modern Canada
Topic: Canada and Quebec
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The independence movement in Québec in the 1960s was known as part of the ____________ Revolution.

Question 1 of 6

The Official Languages Act (1969) guaranteed that Canadian Federal Government service have to be provided in _______________________.

Question 2 of 6

The 1969 Official Languages Act guaranteed that federal government services everywhere in Canada must be available in English and ________________.

Question 3 of 6

Independence for Quebec was last rejected in a referendum in ____________.

Question 4 of 6

In the 1960s, Quebec experienced the ___________ Revolution.

Question 5 of 6

The concept of an independent Québec was rejected in __________________ in 1980 and 1995.

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Canada and Quebec

Post-World War II saw a flourishing of French-Canadian society. In the 1960s, Quebec underwent swift changes in what was referred to as the “Quiet Revolution”. Large numbers of Quebeckers wanted independence from Canada. The Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism in 1963 led to the Official Languages Act (1969), guaranteeing that federal government services throughout Canada will be available in French and English. Canada was a founding member, in 1970, of La Francophonie, a worldwide grouping of countries where French is spoken.

Canada and QuebecPressure still kept up for an independent Quebec, but a referendum that was held in 1980 rejected the idea. In 1982, the Canadian Constitution underwent amendment without Quebec’s agreement. Another referendum was held in 1995 to debate Quebec’s independence, but it was again defeated; nevertheless, whether or not Quebec should be autonomous inside Canada is still a controversial topic with strong feelings on both sides.


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