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French and English Canada. Instructions. - Form a group of 3-4 students. - Use Gateway to Canada to answer the 12 questions about Quebec on your worksheet. How is Quebec different from other provinces in Canada? (p. 85). - separate legal system - separate laws

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Frenchand English Canada


  • - Form a group of 3-4 students.

  • - Use Gateway to Canada to answer the 12 questions about Quebec on your worksheet.

How is Quebec different from other provinces in Canada? (p. 85)

  • - separate legal system

  • - separate laws

  • - separate education system

  • - French language

2. What happened in Quebec in 1970? How did the government respond? (p. 85)

  • The Quebecois terrorist group FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) committed crimes (bombing, kidnapping)

  • PM Pierre Trudeau declared an emergency, sent people to jail without charge

  • Many Quebecois were angry with the government

3. What are some problems with Canada’s bilingual status? (p. 85)

  • Other Canadians feel French isn’t part of their lives

  • Government spends a lot of money keeping the two languages

  • All government documents need to be published in English and French

4. What law was passed in Quebec in 1977? How did Canadians react? (p. 86), (p. 172)

  • Quebec’s government declared that all shop signs must be in French only

  • Signs can’t be posted in English or other languages

  • Many English-Canadians were angry, felt unsupported by Quebec

5. What is the main religion in Quebec? (p. 160)

  • Roman Catholic

6. What is the slogan on Quebec license plates? (p. 161)

  • Je me souviens

  • I remember

7. What is a major problem between First Nations people and Quebec? (p. 162)

  • Most First Nations in Quebec speak English, not French

  • They worry that, if Quebec becomes an independent country, the Quebec government will not protect First Nations rights the way Canada’s government tries to do

8. Name five industries in Quebec’s economy. (p. 162)

  • Mining

  • Electrical power

  • Iron

  • Metal refining (copper, bauxite, zinc…)

  • Hydro-electricity

  • Forestry

  • Pulp and paper

  • Aerospace technology

9. What is Saint Jean Baptiste Day? (p. 170)

  • - June 24th

  • - Celebrates St. John the Baptist (Saint Jean Baptiste), the patron saint of Quebec

10. What are government exchange programs? What do students get to do? (p. 171-2)

  • government-sponsored student programs

  • Quebecois high school students are partnered with a student from an English-speaking province

  • The students visit each other for two weeks to learn about French/English Canadian culture

  • Bursaries help students take some university classes in Quebec

11. What happened in October 1995 in Quebec? (p. 172) (p. 244)

  • The government of Quebec held a referendum

  • They asked the people in the province to vote on whether they wanted to separate from Canada and be independent

  • The vote was very close, but it was a NO

12. Why are some Canadians unhappy about language laws? (p. 242)

  • French/English language laws cost a lot of money, which people fund through taxes

  • Immigrants who already speak another language don’t want to be forced to learn English and French

Next lesson: Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)

  • A dead body is found on the border between Ontario and Quebec. Police from both provinces need to work together to solve the crime.

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