1980 to our times
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Constitutional Crises: Beginnings to Early 1980s
Original student texts, materials and student activities considering guiding questions like "Why did some Québeckers want to have their own country? Did the Canadian Federation (and Constitution) help protect regional cultures? What are the connections between language and culture?"
You will learn to: indicate the demands made by linguistic groups and the Québec Nationalists, indicate the means used by the provinces to influence the Federal government, indicate the reaction of the governments of Québec and Canada, and to Evaluate the relationship between the Governments of Québec and Canada.
The above learning intentions will also partially include: Identify the actors and actions in the Referendum on Sovereignty Association, 1980, Explain the process of repatriation of the Constitution, and Describe the changes in the Constitution Act 1982. Click here. ➦
Constitutional Crises: Canada Act, Meech Lake, Charlottetown
Original student texts, materials and student activities considering guiding questions like "How did our new Constitution change things in Canada? Was it a peoples' constitution? What role did the media play? Is Canada a Federation of Nations? What does the word 'distinct' mean to you, to Québec, to other groups? "
You will learn to: describe the changes in the Constitution Act 1982, describe the elements of the Meech Lake Accord, describe the elements of the Charlottetown Accord, compare and contrast the two Accords, and finally to judge the effects of constitutional negotiations and the 2nd referendum on sovereignty. Click here. ➦
Redefinition of the State - Neo- liberalism, social programs, etc.
Civil society - groups, orgs, individuals that operate outside the formal political system but try to influence public policy and opinion
Other available resources:
RECITUS History site in French
Many sections for this period have been developed by our French-sector partners the Recit univers social
Chapters from 1980 to the present include:
Le statut politique du Québec
Le Québec dans le monde
La population québécoise et la culture au tournant du 21e siècle
Les revendications sociales après 1980