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The college is built in the heart of the heart of Old Québec, on the former site of an old defensive structure called the Royal Redoubt, which served as a military barracks and then a prison before being demolished to make way for the current building.
The Quebec legislature adopts Chapter 16 of the Statutes of the Province of Quebec, an education provision for the English-speaking minority
The new bill grants additional privileges in education for the Anglo-Protestant minority.
The Supreme Court of Canada renders its first decision about the equal authority of the English and French versions of legislation
Faced with a question on the interpretation of sections of the Civil Code of Quebec, the Supreme Court of Canada stated that both the English and French versions of the text are of equal authority.
October 22, 1926
The first meeting of the secret society of the Commandeurs de l’Ordre de Jacques-Cartier is held in Ontario
The society is a reflection of a certain amount of frustration among French Canadians who feel that their rights are being ignored.
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.
The Quebec government passes the Act to promote the French Language in Québec.
The October Crisis occurs during a difficult time for Francophones in Quebec, who felt victimized by the power Anglophones held in society.
The Commission of Inquiry on the Position of the French Language and on Language Rights in Quebec (also known as the Gendron Commission) issues its findings.
The Official Language Act replaces the Act to promote the French language in Quebec and makes French the province’s official language.
The Festival international de la jeunesse francophone (known as Superfrancofête) kicks off in Québec City
Opening night at the Superfrancofête attracts over 100,000 people from around the world!
The English-speaking community on Quebec’s Gaspé Coast founds the Committee for Anglophone Social Action
During this politically charged time in Quebec, English-speaking communities join forces to deal with the changes that are occurring.
In the early 1970s, the expansion of the air transport industry and the arrival of a growing number of Francophones among its ranks lead to the idea that air communications could take place in French.
November 15, 1976
The Parti Québécois advocates independence for Quebec and protection of the French language.
August 26, 1977
The provisions of the Charter of the French Language, commonly known as Bill 101, affect the activities of the government, commerce, business, education and the courts.
In the Blaikie case, the provisions of the Charter of the French Language that make French the only language of legislation are challenged
The Supreme Court of Canada decides that these provisions violate section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867.
This first T-Day is organized by the Townshippers’ Association, a not-for-profit organization.
Alliance Quebec is formed to advocate for the province’s English-speaking community.
It is the eighth provincial/territorial branch of the Canadian Parents for French network.
The Supreme Court of Canada renders its first decision regarding minority language education under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that parents who received instruction in English in Canada have the right to send their children to English-language schools in Quebec.
Quebec passes a bill to provide its English-speaking citizens with health care and social services in their language
Section 15 of the Act respecting health services and social services recognizes the right of English-speaking Quebecers to receive health care and social services in their language.
Canada is represented by the federal government and the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick.
Québec City plays host to the second-ever international Summit of La Francophonie.
Quebec invokes the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to retain the exclusive use of French on outdoor signage.
In 1994, Canadian Heritage brought together 15 Quebec-based regional and sectoral organizations to better manage program and funding priorities. A year later, that group founded the Quebec Community Groups Network.
The province establishes linguistic school boards instead.
The Foundation’s mission is to bring people of different cultures together to share in the pleasure of reading and writing.
The decision provides new legal tools for protecting the rights of linguistic minorities.
The Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision on whether the requirement that children receive the “major part” of their education in English in order to obtain a certificate of eligibility to attend English public school, pursuant to section 73(2) of Quebec’s Charter of the French Language, is consistent with minority language education rights protected under section 23(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The policy seeks to give Quebec a coordinating role and commits the province to taking concrete actions to support Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities.
The celebration also commemorates 400 years of a permanent French presence in North America.
The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision on the constitutionality of the limits imposed by Quebec’s Charter of the French Language regarding access to minority language education in Quebec
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it is unconstitutional to exclude the time spent in an unsubsidized English-language private school from the determination of what constitutes a “major part” of a child’s education for the purposes of establishing eligibility for public minority language education.
Its objective is to give Francophones from all five continents the opportunity to discuss French-language issues in a non-institutional setting.
It motto is “A seniors network… for seniors… by seniors.”
The Quebec Court of Appeal found that there had been numerous language rights violations during joint criminal proceedings and ordered new trials.
Canadian Parents for French launches a community outreach project in Quebec.
Canada and the United States play host to the 5th quinquennial World Acadian Congress.
In 2011, Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the closure of the Marine Rescue Sub-Centre in Québec City, triggering strong reactions from people worried about losing the public’s right to be served in French.