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1

The Constitution Act was accompanied by a document stating the rights held by all Canadians-called

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

2

The Supreme Court of Canada used this new document in legalizing

Same sex marriage

3

Amending Canada's constitution requires agreement of

7 out of 10 provinces that have a total of at least 50% of the country's population

4

Which province did not sign Canada's new constitution

Quebec

5

The notwithstanding clause of the new constitution act allows provinces to

Exempt themselves from court challenges to their laws for 5 years at a time

6

Because it uses French civil law, Quebec wants to be able to do what?

Appoint 3 of the 9 Supreme Court justices

7

During the 2nd referendum on Quebec sovereignty in 1995, France agreed to

Recognize Quebec as a separate country

8

Also during the 2nd referendum, the "yes" side "supporting sovereignty) promised that

Quebec would use the Canadian dollar
Quebec would be part of nafta
Quebec would belong to the UN
Answer: all of the above

9

The law which allows a province to leave Canada, but only if certain voting conditions are met is called

The clarity act

10

Which of the following is not a referendum voting condition specified under this law

If a province leaves the country, it cannot keep native lands

11

What was the 1982 Canadian Constitution

Ended Royal Assent requirements for laws

12

What was the 1987 Meech Lake Accord

It was stopped by Elijah Harper

13

What was the 1992 Charlottetown Accord

It was defeated in national vote

14

What was the 1995 Quebec Referendum

It confused voters with a complicated question

15

Quebecs demands during negotiations for the 1982 Constitution included

To veto constitutional change

16

The FLQ terrorists committed which of the following acts

Bombings
Bank robberies
Kidnappings
Answer: all of the above

17

The quiet revolution in Quebec began, in part, because of

•Corruption of the conservative Quebec government of premier Maurice duplessis
•rejection of the power of the Catholic Church over the lives of québécois
•a new awareness of, and appreciation for, the unique culture of Quebec
Answer: all of the above

18

In 1980, the first referendum on Quebec sovereignty was defeated by a margin of

20%

19

The main events of October crisis of 1970 was (were)

The kidnapping of two men and the murder of one of them

20

For which law did the Canadian government request guidance from the Supreme Court before enacting it

The clarity act

21

What was the 1949 Asbestos strike

Police beat workers to end labor strife

22

What was the 1962 nationalization Of hydro power

Rene Levesque seizes US companies to help Quebec gain control of its economy

23

What was the 1976 Quebec election

Rene Levesque of parti québécois elected premier

24

What was the 1970 October crisis

Pierre Trudeau put the army in Montreal to restore order

25

The Meech lake accord was designed to

Appease Quebecs demands after their referendum defeat and dissatisfaction with the constitution act of 1982

26

The Charlottetown accord would give First Nations people

The right to self government

27

During the 1995 referendum, Canada threatened to take back land given to Quebec in 1898 and 1912

True

28

The First Nations people's generally support Quebec sovereignty

False

29

Which, if any, of the following took place during or immediately after the 1995 referendum campaign

All of the above

30

Quebec must agree to any and all changes to Canada's constitution

False

31

The Richard riot occurred because of a hockey player being suspended for fighting

True

32

Bill 101, Quebecs language law, set up a language police office to investigate breaches of the law

True

33

Bill 101 also outlaws French signs in public view

False

34

In the persons case of 1929

All of the above

35

Canada appealed to which multi lateral organization in its dispute with the US over softwood lumber

The world trade organization

36

Which US law forbids Canada to trade with Cuba

None of the above

37

In the example we discussed in class, Walmart took which product off the shelves in their Canadian stories because they were made in Cuba

Pajamas

38

Approximately what % of Canada's exports go to the USA

75%

39

Which Canadian province is the center of its oil industry

Alberta

40

Most of Canada's petroleum is in a low grade form called

Oil sands

41

Canada's workers are protected by stronger Union laws than US workers because

All of the above

42

Which US company closed a Canadian store to avoid dealing with a union

Walmart

43

Canada passed its own constitution and only became fully independent from Britain in

1982