Quebec sovereignty movement Essay | The 1980 Quebec Referendum: Why Quebec Considered Separating from Canada

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The 1980 Quebec Referendum: Why Quebec Considered Separating from Canada

Summary: A review of the history surrounding the movement by Quebec to separate itself from Canada in 1980, including a look at the separatists movement.
As one of the founding nations of Canada, Québec felt that they have been mistreated and that the French language has been ignored by the rest of Canada. In 1968 René Lévesque, an ex-journalist, founded the first separatist political party in Canada, the Parti Québécois (www.pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca). Lévesque wanted to address the fact that Québec society was distinct and had both a differing view of domestic and foreign policies than the rest of Canada and should therefore become a separate country from Canada (www.pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca). On May 20, 1980 the first referendum in Québec took place. This referendum allowed public to vote on the role of Québec within Canada and whether Québec should pursue a path toward independent statehood (www.en.wikipedia.org). By directly involving the citizens of...

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