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    The Quebec Act is a law recently passed by the British Parliament in an effort to appease the French and incentivize them to ally with Britain, instead of with us increasingly “subversive” American colonists. Article I of the law states, “all the territories [between Ohio and the Mississippi River, and the Great Lakes and Hudson Bay] be, and they are hereby, during his Majesty's Pleasure, annexed to, and made Part and Parcel of, the Province of Quebec” (for present-day reference, this area includes southern Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota). Thus the King is essentially giving Quebec a huge portion of American land without our permission. Many of us fought hard with British forces in the French and Indian War to win the Ohio Territory; it is as much our land as it is Britain’s. Thus granting the land to Quebec without consulting the colonists is an act of betrayal on behalf of Britain.…

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    Our society has made it illegal to discriminate any person with a certain religion, their mother language, gender, etc. But unfortunately in the previous years, starting 1913’s Anglophone and Francophone were not great neighbours as in today. There are multiple events that have changed the two relations. At the beginning of 1830’s the employment in Quebec was not fair so the confederation was formed with John A Macdonald and George-Ethienne. The confederation was a good thing because they had…

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    symbol of identity in Quebec. French language had a major impact on the culture of Quebec. French Canadian express their identity using culture. They want their own culture and different culture from…

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    demands are shaped and voiced” (Brainyquote, 2016). In Quebec, language had a great influence in bringing about the basic foundation of the identity of the province, as evident in the ways the use of French distinguished Quebecois from the rest of the country, and the shaping of culture within Quebec towards more of French origin. Quebec is the only province in Canada…

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    Language Laws in Quebec In Quebec the first language is French; everyone is expecting to speak it primarily. While French is recognized as Canada’s second language, in all other provinces English is the primary one. This has caused some tension among the Francophone community, particularly in Quebec, as many immigrants are choosing to learn English over French. In the long term, this may be more beneficial to them, especially for those who wish to later travel through Canada or North America.…

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    In “The Conquered and the Conqueror: The Mutual Adaptation of the Canadiens and the British in Quebec, 1759-1775”, Donald Fyson gives the reader a view into the political and legal state Canadiens (people from Quebec) were placed in after the conquest of the British. There is almost an idea that these two separate colonies would come together and form a single “distinct society” in Quebec. Although, this is not necessarily the case since much was needed to be done before a society could be…

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    Revolution was a period of tremendous social and economic change in Quebec society that redefined the role of Quebec and French Canadians within the Confederation of Canada. The underlying belief in Quebec during the Quiet Revolution was that French Canadians played a subordinate role in socio-political and socio-economic matters in Canada and that reform of Quebec society was only attainable through the utilisation of Quebec to drive change. Jean Lesage, the elected Liberal Premier of Quebec in…

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    The time period between 1763 and 1774 was one of rampant change in regards to Canada’s constitutional history. Two major changes occurred: the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Quebec Act of 1774. The Royal Proclamation was preceded by the Seven Years war from 1756 to 1763 which, in North America, was namely the struggle between France and Britain for control over the colonial lands. The Seven Years War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris and decided the territory of New France was to…

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    Constitution, the only Premier not to be included was Rene Levesque, the Premier of Quebec. After negotiations were successful, an agreement was made to patriate the Constitution, but…

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    In the beginning of the 21st century, the year 2000 to be exact language laws in Quebec were still ever changing nevertheless French had established its dominance and many businesses complied with bill 101 and it soon became the norm. This however would all change when a couple merchants named Gwen Simpson and Wally Hoffman, owners of a small antique store located in Montreal were hit with a massive $500 fine due to violating the language law because the English and French words on their sign…

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