Quebec’s Fateful Day

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Yesterday marked the anniversary of Quebec’s adoption of Bill 101, the Charter of the French Language that has defined Quebec for two generations and led to its steady decline.

Introduction: The Twilight of Montreal

The late 1960’s to mid 1970’s were heady days for Quebec and Canada.

  • In 1967 the nation celebrated its Centennial with Expo 67 World Fair in Montreal.  Canada, from April 27 to October 29, 1967. From Wikipedia:

It is considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, with the most attendees to that date and 62 nations participating. It also set the single-day attendance record for a world’s fair, with 569,500 visitors on its third day.

  • In 1969, Major League Baseball came to Canada with the Montreal Expos.
  • In 1975,  Montréal–Mirabel International Airport opened as  the largest airport in the world in terms of surface area ever envisioned, with a planned…

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