Defining Modern Canada Events

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In History
  • Pierre Trudeau

    Pierre Trudeau
    Politician, writer, constitutional lawyer, prime minister of Canada 1968-79 and 1980-84
  • Rene Levesque

    Rene Levesque
    served as premier of the Canadian province of Quebec from 1976 to 1985. In addition, he founded the Parti Quebecois, a political party that aims to make Quebec an independent French-speaking nation
  • Quebec Referendum

    Quebec Referendum
    Two referenda (1980 and 1995) which asked Quebeckers if they wanted to renogiate their part in Confederation
  • Pierre Trudeau

    Pierre Trudeau
    Politician, writer, constitutional lawyer, prime minister of Canada 1968-79 and 1980-84
  • Meech Lake Accord

    Meech Lake Accord
    Attempt by the Federal government to ensure that Québec's failure would accept the patriation package in 1981. Elijah Harper played a main role in this accord.
  • Constituion Act

    Constituion Act
    An act that united upper canada and lower canada. it came in to place on decmeber 26. The act had four main componants which were to make the same rights and freedoms for everyone acrss canada, to grant colonial assemblys to leve taxes, to make the seperation of quebec more justifiable, and to continue the strength between political independance.
  • Patriation

    the process of putting under Federal control the amending of Canada’s constitution (embodied in the act of the British Parliament that created the Dominion of Canada and serves as Canada’s constitution).
  • Assembly of First Nations

    Assembly of First Nations
    Represents some 462 000 status Indians across Canada.
  • Brian Mulrooney

    Brian Mulrooney
    served as prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    Became into force on April 17th, 1982 but came into effect on April 17th, 1985. Formed the first part of the constitutional act, and garentees certain rights and freedoms to the people and government, including political and civil rights. It was designed to unify Canadians
  • NAFTA

    NAFTA
    stands for North American Free Trade Agreement. It is an agreement between Canada United States and Mexico to create trade between them. It was founded in 1994 on January 1st and is now the largest free trade agreement. it has created economic growth and rose the standards of living for people in all three countries.
  • Charolette Town Accord

    Charolette Town Accord
    Following the failure of the Meech lake Accord, an attempt to once again to renegotiate Confederation both within and withour Quebec.
  • John Chretien

    John Chretien
    served as prime minister of Canada from 1993 to 2003
  • Quebec Referenda

    Quebec  Referenda
    Two referenda (1980 and 1995) which asked Quebeckers if they wanted to renogiate their part in Confederation
  • Aboriginal Rights

    Inherent, collective rights which flow from first nations original occupation of the land which is now Canada