September 10, 1960

The Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale is founded in Quebec

It begins as a gathering of about 30 people involved in defending Quebec’s rights; a few weeks later, the Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale publishes its manifesto.

In March 1963, the Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale became a Quebec political party dedicated to promoting Quebec’s independence.

In 1968 after the creation of the Parti Québécois was announced, the president of the Rassemblement, Pierre Bourgault, decided that his party should be dissolved. At the Rassemblement’s national congress on October 26, 1968, Bourgault proposed to dissolve the Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale so that its members could unite pro-independence forces by joining René Lévesque’s newly created party.

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