HIST 102W Study Guide - Day Care, North American Free Trade Agreement, Parental Leave

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
Simon Fraser University
Department
History
Course
HIST 102
QUIET REVOLUTION
-In 1960’s there was intense change in Quebec
-Election of the liberals of Lesage in 1960 in Quebec unleashed profound and intense change
-The changes occurred suddenly and widespread that it received the name of Quiet revolution
- Secularization of society
- Separatist
- Provincial government took over health care and education, which was previously under the
control of the Roman Catholic church
-Period of uncontrolled economic and social development
STAGFLATION
-Slow economic growth; economy fails to grow but prices rise anyway
-The prices and the level of unemployment increase continuously = very slow economic growth
-occurred in 1970’s and 1980’s, caused by “supply shock” (increase in price)
NEO-LIBERALISM
PARTI QUEBECOIS
CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOM
-forms the 1st part of the constitution Act of 1982
-guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada; unifies
Canadians
-Constitutions Act of 1982 resulted from the deal between Trudeau and provincial premiers which
include the Charter of Rights and Freedom
-Charter guarantees Canadians freedom of speech, association, conscience, religion, and prohibited
discrimination on the basis of colour, sex, or creed
-voting rights, rights to legal counsel, and protection against arbitrary arrest
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-women and aboriginals fought for more rights in the charter; however, it was not very successful
NISGA’A TREATY
-treaty settled between the Nisga’s, the government of BC and the government of Canada
-agreement allows the Nisga’s control over their land, including forestry, and fishing resources contained
in it
ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
-greenpeace: created by activists in Vancouver to protect nuclear testing at Amchitka in the Alvetian
Islands
-due to the publicity created by greenpeace, USA didn’t test
-greenpeace continued to pursue in dramatic non-violent protest to raise other issues (ex. French
nuclear testing, slaughter of dolphins and whales)
-1970’s greenpeace spread throughout the world
Significance: they had enough power to create an agreement with the U.S to tackle the problem of acid
rain and eventually led the American congress to pass legislation that stops emissions
-their key focus now is to reduce greenhouse gases
ROYAL COMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
-direct response to the women’s movement
-comission is comprised of 5 women and 2 men + Florence (journalist and broadcaster) as chairwoman
-investigated and reported on all matters pertaining to the status of women and to make specific
recommendations for improving the condition of women
Significance: created a report with 167 recommendations to improve the conditions of women
including:
- Equal pay for work of equal value
- Maternity leave
- Day care
- Birth control
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Document Summary

In 1960"s there was intense change in quebec. Election of the liberals of lesage in 1960 in quebec unleashed profound and intense change. The changes occurred suddenly and widespread that it received the name of quiet revolution. Provincial government took over health care and education, which was previously under the control of the roman catholic church. Slow economic growth; economy fails to grow but prices rise anyway. The prices and the level of unemployment increase continuously = very slow economic growth. Occurred in 1970"s and 1980"s, caused by supply shock (increase in price) Forms the 1st part of the constitution act of 1982. Guarantees certain political rights to canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in canada; unifies. Constitutions act of 1982 resulted from the deal between trudeau and provincial premiers which include the charter of rights and freedom. Charter guarantees canadians freedom of speech, association, conscience, religion, and prohibited discrimination on the basis of colour, sex, or creed.

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