Quebec changes their provincial flag to include the French fleur-de-lis
1960 - 1970
The Quiet Revolution in Quebec takes place. Major changes occur in Quebec unbeknownst to the rest of Canada.
Canada's Maple Leaf Flag is Raised
February 15, 1965
Canada's new flag is flown for the first time.
Canadian Immigration Policy Enacted
Canada's new Immigration Policy is put in place meaning the government will no longer discriminate against immigrants on the grounds of culture, nationality, or ethnicity
National Indian Brotherhood Formed
Parti Quebecois Formed
Rene Levesque forms the Parti Quebecois with the intent to seperate Quebec from Canada
Official Languages Act
September 9, 1969
Canada's official languages act is passed making english and french our two national languages thus, making them equal within the government
FLQ Crisis in Quebec
The FLQ kidnaps James Cross and Pierre Laporte forcing the Canadian government to reinstate the war measures act allowing the police to arrest without reason. Also, the FLQ eventually murdered Pierre Laporte when their demands weren't met
Prime Minister Trudeau enacts the multiculturalism policy and pushes forth expression of culture of the many groups making up Canada's population
Bill 101 Passed
The Quebec government passes bill 101 making French the only official language in Quebec.
Quebec citizens vote no in the referendum to separate from Canada and become politically independent.
Canada's New Constitution Patriated
April 17, 1982
Without Quebec's agreement, Canada patriates new constitution. This was the last step towards becoming an independent nation.
Meech Lake Accord
1987 - June, 1990
Brian Mulroney calls Premiers to a Conference at Meech Lake where he proposed many amendments to the Constitution including: Recognizing Quebec and the Aboriginal Community as a distinct societies and giving more power to all provinces. Manitoba and Newfoundland withheld there support causing the Accord to disintegrate in 1990.
Asian Countries surpass Europe as the largest source of immigrants to Canada.
Bloc Quebecois Party Formed
Lucien Bouchard forms the Bloc Quebecois, a federal party with support for the separation of Quebec and Canada.
A National Referendum regarding reforming the Senate and establishing First Nations Government. The Referendum was voting no by 50.6%
BC Treaty Commission established
BC Treaty Commission established to resolve outstanding issues regarding Canada's Aboriginal People. Aboriginal land negotiations started to take place around this time
Quebec holds a referendum to separate from Canada. 50.6% vote no and Quebec remains a part of Canada
Territory of Nunavut formed
Nunavut is officially established as a province seperate from the Northwest Territories.
Clarity Bill Enacted
The clarity bill was put in place to establish conditions regarding a province separating from the country
Given Royal Assent in 2000, the Nisga'a Treaty involved the settlement of 2000 square km's officially recognized as Nisga'a land. This was the first formal treaty signed by Canada's aboriginals since Treaty 8 in 1899