All events for 1960 – 1969
Louis Robichaud will serve three terms, until 1970.
September 10, 1960
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.
This annual festival is held on the Acadian Peninsula.
The 1960–1962 Royal Commission, also known as the Glassco Commission raises the issue of bilingualism in the public service.
The mandate of the Royal Commission is to inquire into and report on the existing state of bilingualism and biculturalism in Canada. In a way, this is the start of the bilingualism adventure.
The Université de Moncton has campuses located in the three main French-speaking regions of the province: the northwest, northeast and southeast of New Brunswick.
The amendment permits at least one hour of French instruction a day.
Villa Youville is a not-for-profit community corporation.
General Jean Victor Allard rises to the rank of Chief of Defence Staff and helps to usher in a series of changes to make the Canadian Armed Forces more functionally bilingual.
From July 23 to August 6, Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosts the 5th Pan American Games.
This bill allows French-language instruction for up to one half of the school day.
The Estates General take place in Montréal, Quebec, from November 23 to 27, 1967.
In response to numerous demands from the public, the Ministry of Education authorizes the experiment.
The Education Act is amended to allow French language education, which had been banned in 1892.
The Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and global development of Nova Scotia’s Acadian and French-speaking community.
Under the leadership of Premier Louis Robichaud, the provincial government passes the Official Languages Act, making New Brunswick Canada’s first and only officially bilingual province.
The Quebec government passes the Act to promote the French Language in Québec.
The Official Languages Act is passed, and the position of Commissioner of Official Languages is created
In response to a recommendation made by the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s government passes the Official Languages Act.