Quebec’s Fateful Day

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QUEBEC’S FATEFUL DAY

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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