Study Questions: Chapter 12

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1. What are the two reasons for the decline in the francophone share of the Canadian population after the late 1950s?

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2. What are the central characteristic of the new French Canadian nationalism?

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3. What were the three main components of language equality set forth in the Official Languages Act implemented by Ottawa in 1969?

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4. For what three reasons are many Canadians outside Quebec opposed to recognizing Quebec as a distinct society in the Constitution?

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5. Why has the proportion of non-heterosexuals and disabled people increased in Canada?

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6. In terms of diversity, how did the 2010 cabinet of Stephen Harper compare with John A. Macdonald’s cabinet of 1878?

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7. On what two levels has the subordination/marginalization of women taken place?

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8. How successful have women’s groups been at achieving their objectives through the courts?

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9. Outline the guardian relationship established between the federal government and Indians living on reserves.

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10. Outline the major recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.

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