French Canada and Quebecois Nationalism

1128 WordsJul 17, 20185 Pages
Since British Settlers took control of Canada from the French, the needs of the remaining French Canadians, or Quebecois, have consequently been overlooked. Several events in Canadian History have resulted in heated feelings between French and English Canadians. Although the majority of English Canadians have tried to reconcile with the French by making numerous attempts to mend the relationship, questions relating to the needs of French Canadians still exists today. Various key sources indefinitely establish that the that the needs of French Canadians were not met, which will be proven through an in depth analysis of Quebecois Nationalism, Heritage Problems in Quebec, as well as impending acts of terrorism in Quebec. Quebecois…show more content…
Trudeau’s poor decision came at the expense of the French Heritage, as their needs were not met. Furthermore, The Meech Lake Accord, another issue regarding the patriating of the new Constitution, directly resulted in an attack aimed at the French Canadian Heritage. The Meech Lake Accord, stated that the powers of all the provinces would increase, vis-à-vis the federal government, and it would also recognise Canada as a bilingual and bicultural country. However, The Meech Lake Accord was never put into power, as the condition for its ratification, stating that it must be approved by all provinces, was not met. In the end, another method in which French Canada could be pleased was not put into action, as the rest of the country was not in agreement with the Accord. A clear result of this, was that the needs of Quebecois were once again, undoubtedly not met. In conclusion, the threat to French Heritage played an important role in the needs of French Canadians not being met. Likewise, plenty of the Québécois had dissenting opinions on how they would achieve their final goal, and one of these opinions, was to ultimately resort to terrorism. A group of people that were known as the Front de Libération du Quebec, thought that independence could only be achieved through the usage of violence, and thus started a small period of terror in the province. On the 7th of March, 1963, a railroad
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