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Les Ordres

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The events of October 1970 in Quebec have been brought to the screen in three very different films. Robin Spry's Action (1973) is a thoughtful documentary that provides the ‘official’ ...

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October Crisis, 1970

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The October Crisis, one of the most disturbing episodes in post-war Canadian history, was the culmination of a long series of terrorist acts over nearly two decades by the Front ...

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Pierre Trudeau

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1919–2000)

Canadian Liberal statesman, Prime Minister of Canada (1968–79; 1980–84). A committed federalist, Trudeau made both English and French official languages of the Canadian...

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Pierre Vallières

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1938–98).

Director of Cité libre in 1963–4, Vallières was forced to resign and founded the journal Révolution québécoise with Charles Gagnon. In 1965 he secretly joined the Front...

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Quebec

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

See entries on writings in French in Biography And Memoirs, Children's Drama, Children's Literature, Collective Creations, Criticism, Drama, Essays, Fantastic Literature, Folklore,...

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Rhinoceros Party

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Founded by Montreal doctor and writer Jacques Ferron (1921–85) to satirize Canadian federal politics, the Rhinoceros Party entered nearly 400 candidates in successive federal elections,...

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Robert Lacoste

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 5 July 1898, d. 18 Mar. 1989).

Governor-General of Algeria 1956–8

A former member of the Résistance, as Governor-General he gained a reputation for toughness, being...

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security intelligence

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Intelligence on the identity, capabilities, and intentions of hostile organizations or individuals who are or may be engaged in espionage, sabotage, subversion, or terrorism.

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separatism

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The idea of creating a separate and sovereign political entity for French people in North America has a long history. In February 1838, after the defeated rebellion, a Déclaration...

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War Measures Act

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

A statute of 1914 which allowed the federal government to govern by decree whenever it was faced with ‘war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended’, thus severely curtailing civil...

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