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Canda Through The Decade 80s Essay

1650 words - 7 pages

Politics, Economy, & International Relation­ Sai 
 
Quebec votes “no” to Sovereignty Association Pg 374 
On May 15, 1980 a vote was taken for those who wanted 
quebec to be a country of its own or stay within Canada. 
This topic arouse by Rene Levesque because he believed 
the French language and culture was being ignored, he also 
believed quebec was not supported by the federal 
government. Rene Levesque was for an independent 
country but Prime Minister Trudeau wanted all provinces to 
stay together to uphold Canada's unity. With the 
disappointing loss of the votes another referendum was 
promised. 
 
National Energy Program (NEP) is Established Pg 401 
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Free Trade Agreement­ Pg 508 
In 1985 Trudeau proposed the idea of free trade with 
America. Free trade would benefit Quebec in the sales of 
hydroelectric power and western products of oil, gas, 
timber, gas and cattle with America. Free trade also allows 
the lowest­prices goods to enter the market. The agreement 
had some positive outcomes but many argued against free 
trade saying it only benefited “big businesses” and that jobs 
would be lost as companies close or move to America. 
Despite the conflict the agreement was passed on January 
1988. The agreement included elimination of tariffs where 
both countries have open access to each other's market, 
American investments in Canada would be reduced etc. 

Entertainment, Recreation, & Leisure­ Saduni 
Film/TV :​At the turn of the century the Canadian gov. pushed to have 
more canadian made films and shows because most of the content was 
american and felt like canada was losing its culture.​In ​1982, CRTC 
(Canadian radio­television and telecommunications commission) 
allowed pay TV, which abled cable operators to give other channels 
that people could choose to purchase.The shift marked a leave from 
broadcasting policy that was based and made on the amount of space 
available, to more of what the canadian people wanted and what they 
created. It ​was a way for canadian government to promote economic 
prosperity and national unity, without having to deal with the cost 
directly during time of economic instability. The Increasing number of 
shows allowed Gov. to collect funds & taxes which funded canadian 
made content and encouraged the making of said content.The 1980s 
prepared viewers for increase of domestic and foreign content. 
Anne of Green Gables:1985 
Released 1 December 1985, was Produced and Directed by  ​Kevin 
Sullivan​ for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The Televisions 
show was based off Lucy Maud Montgomery's book, Megan Follows 
was cast as Anne Shirley (Main character), Megan Follows was 16 
years old when she was cast for the role and from Toronto. Filming 
took place mostly throughout southern Ontario  
SIG : ​Most successful Canadian mini film series of all time  
Popular Films/shows  
Music: ​French Canadian or Quebecois singers and artist began to 
grow in popularity.Indie and rock music was also beginning to gain 
popularity.With increasing ​amount of artists came stronger industry 
infrastructure of managers, publicists, studios, a variety of government 
or corporate funding opportunities. MunchMusic TV channel and its 
french equivalents united its different  artists together and bringing new 
artist to the public eye  
Musicians​: Bands like Tragically Hip and artists like Bryan Adams 
brought Canada recognition to Canada’s music industry and still 
continues to be staples in Canadian rock playlists.  
Sports:​ People like Wayne Gretzky and Randy Carlyle played during 
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