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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Quebec's Independence Movement The Province Idea of a separate French Canada spread slowly. At first, most French Canadians did not think that Quebec needed independence just to be French.By the 1960s, however, thinking had changed Many French Canadians had become Quebec nationalists & thought of themselves as Quebecois, not Canadians.By this time, Quebec had changed in many waysGrowing populations pushed into farmlands & rural people grew poor. Many chose to leave farms & move to cities. Lives were very different now:stopped going to Catholic churches.No longer led a traditional lifestyle.English was spoken in most cities, while French was'nt. Canada was originally colonizedby the French (fur trade).British wanted part of the fur trade; fought & won French and Indian War.Canada was divided into Upper Canada(British) and Lower Canada (French).Lower Canada is now called Quebec.Canada was united in 1867--British NorthAmerica Act.But Quebec is stillpredominately French. Many French Canadians felt that their language & culture might disappear. French language & culture was overwhelmed byEnglish. Tired of feeling like secondclass citizens in their own countryMost started to think that Quebecshould secede from Canada (be independent). Separatists--want Quebec to separate from Canada. Those who supported Quebec separatism want:-to protect French language and culture-to be treated as equals with English-speaking Canadiansother Canadians to respect Frenchlanguage and culture-to preserve French Canadian culture for future generations Early 1900's Pros for Separating Cons for Separating Let the PeopleDecide Quebec is located on easternCanada.Large part of Canadian industry is centered in Quebec.Many electronics and computer factories are based here. Frenchis the official language of businessand government in Quebec.81% speak French as 1st language. Canada History Review Most French Canadian families had been living in Quebec for hundreds of years, spoke French, & had a different culture than English-speaking Canadians. Majority lived on farms and rarely left their villages.Most French Canadians were Catholic, while the majority of BritishCanadians were Protestant. A Separate Quebec QuebecsIndependence Those who opposed Quebec separatism argued that separatism would:-result in economic disaster for Quebec-ruin national unity and pride 1980 & 1995--people ofQuebec voted whether or not to secede. Both votes were in favor of staying Canadian.Last vote--49.4% voted to secede; 50.6% voted tostay Canadianwow!Close results showed that the relationship between Quebec and the rest of Canada will continue to be acontroversial issue. What Now? Canadian government does not want to allow Quebec to separate from Canada.Huge economic help to country.They are rich in natural resourcesand have the access to many waterways (shipping & trade). Government has made several reforms in an attempt to keep separatists happy Reforms Government has passed several laws to help Quebecs citizens preserve their language and culture. 1982: The ConstitutionAct made Canada bilingual:2 official languages (English & French).All government documents mustbe written in French & English. French is the only official language.English may be used in advertising, but it must be placed after the French words, and it must be smaller font.Some people are happy with these changes, but other people still believe that Quebec should be independent from the rest of Canada. In Quebec Today
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