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1960s: Separatists groups who wish to form an independent Quebec gain attention for their efforts.

Today: Several Canadian laws passed in the late 1990s make it difficult for Quebec to secede from Canada. In addition, polls show that support for secession has dropped to below half of Quebec voters.

1960s: French and English are both the official languages of Quebec.

Today: As of 1974, French is the only official language of Quebec, and the majority of citizens speak French.

1960s: Although most of Canada operates solely under the provisions of the nation's 1867 constitution, Quebec observes special constitutional considerations designed to preserve its language and heritage.

Today: Although most of Canada operates solely under the provisions of the nation's 1982 constitution, Quebec has refused to sign the document, claiming that it does not address the province's specific cultural needs. Quebec retains several distinct aspects that are influenced by its French-speaking...

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