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  Quebec general election, 1976 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Quebec general election of 1976 was held on November 15, 1976 to elect members to National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada.
It was one of the most significant elections in Quebec history, rivalled only by the 1960 general election.
The 1976 election also set the stage for the 1980 Quebec referendum on the PQ's proposal for political independence in an economic union with the rest of Canada called sovereignty-association.
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 MSN Encarta - Search View - Joe Clark
Clark became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1976 and was the first Conservative to head a Canadian government since the defeat of John Diefenbaker in 1963.
At the Conservative Party convention in 1976 Clark was a compromise English-speaking candidate.
Trudeau postponed elections as long as he could, but in 1979, with Parliament's term due to expire, he was forced to dissolve it and call a new election.
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 Parti Québécois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the 1976 provincial election, the Parti Québécois was elected to form the government of Quebec with René Lévesque as its leader.
The first PQ government, elected in 1976, was known as the "republic of teachers" for its high number of candidates teaching at the university level.
With the failure of the Charlottetown Accord and the Meech Lake Accord, the question of Quebec's status remained unresolved and the PQ called the 1995 Quebec referendum proposing negotiations on sovereignty.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/p/pa/parti_quebecois.html   (721 words)

  
 Liberal Party of Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It traditionally supports Canadian federalism, as opposed to Quebec sovereignty, and the role of government in the economy, although in recent years its economic policies have moved towards neoliberalism.
The Liberals were in opposition to the ruling Quebec Conservative Party for most of the first 20 years after Confederation, except for 18 months of Liberal minority government in 1878-1879.
Since the election of April 14, 2003, the Liberals have formed the current government of Quebec under Premier Jean Charest, a former federal Progressive Conservative cabinet minister and leader.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/l/li/liberal_party_of_quebec.html   (1032 words)

  
 Quebec general election, 1981 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Quebec general election of 1981 was held on April 13, 1981, to elect members of the National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada.
The PQ won re-election despite having lost the 1980 Quebec referendum on sovereignty-association, the party's proposal for political independence for Quebec in an economic union with the rest of Canada.
The party were not helped by the fact that its leader in the 1976 election, Rodrigue Biron, had resigned from the party and joined the Parti Québécois.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quebec_general_election,_1981   (212 words)

  
 Tech Contractors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Quebec sovereigntists are generally not in opposition to federalism as a concept, but are opposed to the present federal system of Canada and do not believe it can be reformed in a way that could answer what they see as the legitimate wish of Quebecers to govern themselves freely.
In the 1976 Quebec election, the PQ elected 71 candidates to the general astonishment of all of Quebec and the rest of Canada.
Sovereignty-association was proposed to the population of Quebec in the 1980 Quebec referendum.
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 Parti Québécois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1976 provincial election, the Parti Québécois was elected to form the government of Quebec.
This was cause for celebration among many French-speaking Quebecers, but resulted in panic and a mass exodus among many of the province's anglophone and minority workers and business people.
Bouchard resigned in 2001, and was succeeded as PQ leader and Quebec premier by Bernard Landry, a former PQ Finance minister.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Parti_Qu%E9b%E9cois   (921 words)

  
 Pierre Bourgault - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An albino, he was born in in the Estrie (Eastern Townships) region of Quebec to parents who sent him to boarding school at age 7, determined that he should receive the education which they lacked.
Beginning in the early 1960s he supported Quebec sovereignty, and in 1964 he became leader of the pro-independence Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale, which he had helped found in 1960.
However, Bourgault himself did not play any role in the PQ government that came to power in the 1976 Quebec election and often quarreled with Lévesque before leaving the PQ in the 1980s.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Pierre_Bourgault   (410 words)

  
 Union Nationale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Union Nationale was strongly aligned with the clergy in the province, and dominated Quebec politics during the Duplessis years using repressive measures such as the Padlock Law to suppress opposition and particularly the trade unions.
Mounting demands for Quebec's independence from Canada had resulted in the nationalist vote moving towards the new separatist Parti Quebecois, winner of the 1976 election.
Following his failure to win election to the National Assembly, he resigned as leader, and returned to federal Parliament as a PC MP by winning a federal by-election that was called as a result of his resignation.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Union_Nationale   (723 words)

  
 Mouvement Souveraineté-Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Formerly a member of the Liberal Party of Quebec, René Lévesque quit the party with a few hundred others after his proposal of a sovereign Quebec associated to the rest of Canada was rejected during a party convention.
The MSA quickly began to move for a merger of all the independence movements in Quebec, which at the time were the Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale (RIN) and the Ralliement national (RN).
Three elections later, the PQ won the 1976 Quebec election, with historic consequences.
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 QUEBEC GENERAL ELECTION, 1976 FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Quebec general election of 1976 was held on November_15, 1976 to elect members to National Assembly of the Province of Quebec, Canada.
The 1976 election also set the stage for the 1980_Quebec_referendum on the PQ's proposal for political independence in an economic union with the rest of Canada called sovereignty-association.
It is possible that he may have counted on a boost from his successful rescue of the 1976_Summer_Olympics in Montreal after cost overruns and construction delays by the Montreal municipal government of Mayor Jean_Drapeau.
www.witwib.com /Quebec_general_election,_1976   (473 words)

  
 Quebec general election, 1976   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Quebec general election on November 15, 1976 was one of the most significant elections in Quebec history, rivaled perhaps only by the 1960 general election, and caused major repercussions in Canada.
The 1976 election also set the stage for the 1980 Quebec referendum on sovereignty-association, which however was soundly defeated.
It is possible that he may have counted on a boost from his successful rescue of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal after cost overruns and construction delays by the Montreal municipal government under Jean Drapeau.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/quebec_general_election__1976   (323 words)

  
 CNEW Politics - Quebec Election Quebec separatism never off agenda
Voters in Quebec will go to the polls on April 14 with not one but two separatist parties on the ballot, but the rest of the country is assured by the national media that separatism isn't an issue in this election campaign.
Quebec Premier Bernard Landry can confirm that the PQ's central issue remains divorce from Canada, he can muse about Quebec being a sovereign nation by 2005, and he's not seen to be stoking the fires of separation.
This election is likely Charest's last opportunity to make an impact as a political leader, and it could, in fact, be make or break time for his party.
www.canoe.ca /CNEWS/Politics/Quebec/2003/03/15/43925.html   (726 words)

  
 Nick Auf der Maur biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He accurately predicted the massive cost overruns and deficits of the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal and was a sharp critic of longtime mayor Jean Drapeau.
In 1976 he formed the Alliance démocratique (Democratic Alliance) party and ran as a candidate in the 1976 Quebec election; the party soon disbanded.
In the 1984 Canadian election he ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, and although the Conservatives won that election in a landslide including many Quebec seats, he himself failed to win a seat.
nick-auf-der-maur.biography.ms   (636 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The issue of reconciling Quebec's francophone heritage with the majority anglophone Canadian population has moved to the back burner in recent years; support for separatism abated after the Quebec government's referendum on independence failed to pass in October of 1995.
Presidential elections scheduled for 2005 are unlikely to bring change since the opposition remains weak, divided, and financially dependent on the current regime.
Following the elections of a reformist president and Majlis in the late 1990s, attempts to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction have floundered as conservative politicians have prevented reform measures from being enacted, increased repressive measures, and consolidated their control over the government.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/fields/2028.html   (16146 words)

  
 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Its paramount political problem continues to be the relationship of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking residents and unique culture, to the remainder of the country.
Democratic elections in 1974 and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy; Greece joined the European Community or EC in 1981 (which became the EU in 1992).
Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2028.html   (15472 words)

  
 omnibus entertainment systems / les maîtres chez nous 11.05.94   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the aftermath of the recent failures of Meet Lake and Charlottetown, the current round of constitutional crises is the closest Canada ever got to the formal political dissolution between Québec and the rest of Canada.
Quebec was industrial in its production methods and yield, its division of labour, the development of its territory, and the urban concentration of its population; it was pre-industrial in its mentality, its ideology, its morality, and its ethos, so much that one hesitated to call Quebec an industrial society.
However, the language laws, combined with the election of a Parti Québécois government in 1976, naturally led to an exodus of Anglophone Canadians and a considerable number of businesses and corporations in the late 1970s.
www.csua.berkeley.edu /~dhuang/940511.html   (3962 words)

  
 uni.ca - Quebec-Canada : A New Deal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Quebec's approach to the issue of autonomy is not merely an administrative quarrel between Quebec and Ottawa; nor is it an expression of purely regional preoccupations to which some people would like to reduce Quebec's aspirations; it is the manifestation of the firm conviction of Quebecers that they constitute a distinct community and people.
Quebec's answer to the Referendum cannot simply be put into the constitutional file, as one document among-- hundreds of others-, on- the contrary, the decisive importance of that step is obvious, and it cannot be denied it is essential that it be taken into account.
Quebecers are well known, too, for their inclination to save, and thanks to their savings, they now have a significant supply of capital; the extraordinary success of our credit and savings cooperatives, as well as our insurance companies, provides eloquent proof of that.
www.uni.ca /newdeal1979.html   (19544 words)

  
 FORWARD : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Quebec's Jews, largely Ashkenazic and English-speaking, have had a turbulent relationship with the PQ since its founding in 1968.
When the PQ came to power in 1976, it enacted draconian French-language laws that helped prompt an exodus of an estimated 30,000 Jews to Toronto and the United States during the ensuing decade, reducing the Montreal community to Canada's second largest for the first time.
Quebec Jewry has become increasingly French-speaking in recent years thanks to an influx of French-speaking Sephardic Jews from North Africa, who now number about 20,000, or one-fifth of the community.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.04.25/news8.html   (1103 words)

  
 Articles - Robert Bourassa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As Premier of Quebec, he played a critical role in the October Crisis of 1970 in which his labour minister Pierre Laporte was murdered.
Bourassa also pushed for Quebec to be acknowledged in the Canadian constitution as a "distinct society", promising Quebecers that their grievances could be resolved within Canada with a new constitutional deal.
He won the 1970 election and the 1973 election, lost the 1976 election, retired and returned, won the 1985 election and 1989 election, and resigned in 1994.
www.lastring.com /articles/Robert_Bourassa   (1037 words)

  
 quebec
Women in Québec were not permitted to vote again until 1918 for federal elections and 1940 for provincial elections.
The National Assembly's prime minister is the majority party leader (an elected member of parliament) who serves a term of five years, at the end of which time he or she must call an election.
The most recent general election was held on 1 December 1998, in which the separatist Parti Québécois won 75 of the legislature's 125 seats, while the anti-separatist Quebec Liberal Party won 48.
cms.westport.k12.ct.us /cmslmc/foreignlanguages/canada/quebec.htm   (7499 words)

  
 CJNews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While most French Quebecers believe that the issue of effective government takes precedence over the referendum question, the vast majority of members of Quebec minorities, including the Jewish community, regard national unity as the main focus of the election.
Although most French Quebecers resist the idea of a holding a referendum, they are equally if not more concerned by the concrete changes that the Charest Liberals might make in such areas as health and education.
Like most Quebecers who strongly support Canadian unity, members of the overwhelmingly federalist Quebec Jewish community have also undergone significant mood swings, as public opinion polls suggested that a provincial Liberal victory was not guaranteed.
www.cjnews.com /pastissues/98/nov12-98/main.htm   (658 words)

  
 Mapleleafweb.com: Voter Almanac - Quebec Provincial Election Information
In December 1998, he was elected to the Quebec National Assembly and became leader of the Official Opposition.
In April 2003 the Liberal Party of Quebec defeated the PQ and Mr.
In 1988, he was elected to the executive of the youth commission of the Quebec Liberal Party.
www.mapleleafweb.com /election/quick/qb.html   (360 words)

  
 Parti Québécois - free-definition
The Parti Québécois or PQ is a political party which advocates national independence for Quebec and social democracy; Quebec is a province of the Canadian federation since 1867.
Following the 2004 federal elections, the Bloc Québécois is is the third largest party in the Canadian House of Commons.
It may play a significant role in this Parliament because the governing Liberals do not have a majority, and are one vote short of a majority even if they secure the support of the New Democratic Party.
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /PQ.html   (782 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Gérald Larose (born 1945) is a Quebec union activist and professor, and former head of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux.
He was elected at every election until 1992 when he lost his seat in the general election.
In the Canadian federal election of 2004, he was a candidate for the Communist Party of Canada in the Winnipeg riding of St. Boniface.
www.alanaditescili.net /browse.php?title=G/GE/GER   (11314 words)

  
 LES AFFAIRES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Morselli goes back to the 1976 Quebec election, when both volunteered for the provincial Liberals.
Jean-Marc Bard is a part of a circle of those loyal to the late Quebec premier Robert Bourassa.
In 1985, she was hired as Liberal leader John Turner's senior Quebec adviser and press attaché.
www.vigile.net /ds-affaires/gagliano/02-1-12-globe.html   (655 words)

  
 Separation Scenarios & Reactions:
He campaigned against Premier Robert Bourassa of the Québec Liberal Party on good government and in November of 1976 his party was elected with a majority government.
Québec sovereignty was put on hold with the defeat of the Parti Québecois government in the 1985 Québec election.
In the 1993 federal election, Canadians saw the annihilation of the federal conservatives and the Bloc Québecois gaining a majority of seats in Québec, enough to form the Official Opposition in the House of Commons.
pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /~carman/courses/Quebec_Sovereignty.html   (3919 words)

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