Saturday, April 17, 2010

Parti Quebecois in 1970s

The Immigration Act of 1978 was one of the most important pieces of legislation for Canadians. Trudeau government had changed few aspects of the old policies and that the new act was somewhat different from the old one. The main reason for all of these was that Canada needed more skill workers. Canadian government realized that countries economy was on working class and they have to be well educated in order to continue Canadian prosperity. All across the county, newspapers and CBC brought up-to-date information of the Immigration Act of 1978. They said it contained three major categories: skill class workers, family class and refugees. Due to family class immigrants, people who would come to Canada to re-unit their family, cultural diversity increased all across the country. Many people from Asia and Latin America came to Canada. However, only few people came to Canada as Russians because the Russians did not allow crossing the borders to reach out democratic countries in the West (cold war was still continuing at the time. It was metaphorically said that there was a “iron curtain” separating Warsaw from NATO allies. People in the east – Warsaw region – didn’t allow crossing that “iron curtain”! ). Due to working class immigrants, new job opportunities became available for Canadians. New school and factories opened. The wages were good in comparison to the wages earned by people with lack of education.

Another major incident in this time period was the Parti Quebecois’s victory in 1976. The leader, Rene Levesque came to office as an independent and began to establish an independent Quebec. Rene was a crock like Obama and George Wtf Bush. He didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. He said that it was time to rebuild Quebec as one country. This sparked another controversy where many people thought that Quebec would separate from Canada. However, the violence in Quebec was considerably reduced in this decade, and Quebec was still part of Canada!

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