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Quebec/Alberta Political Timeline

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1759
Plains of Abraham
1936-39 and 1944-59
Maurice Duplessis and the Union Nationale assume power ("The Great Darkness")
1959
Defeat of the Union Nationale and the death of Duplessis (beginning of the Quiet Revolution led by Jean Lesage)
1968
Rene Levesque creates the Parti Quebecois
1970
FLQ Crisis (suspension of War Measures Act by PM Trudeau)
1976
PQ is elected (induction of Bill 101)
1982
Constitution Act is signed (Quebec refuses to grant signature)
1984
Brian Mulroney becomes PM of Canada
1987
Meech Lake Accord
1990
Creation of the Bloc Quebecois by former PC member, Lucien Bouchard
1992
Charlottetown Accord
1980
First referendum on Quebec's sovereignty association (60% oppose)
1995
Second referendum on Quebec separatism (50.2% oppose)
2011
Creation of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ)
1970s
Trudeau creates NEP/FIRA/Petro Canada (alienation of Westerners)
1987
Creation of the Reform Party of Canada (founded by Preston Manning)
2003
Merger between Canadian Alliance (successor to Reform Party) and Progressive Conservatives to create the Conservative Party of Canada
2007
PM Harper recognizes Quebec as "a nation within a united Canada"