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Pp1 trudeau politics 70s

  1. 1. Chapter 8 – Canada in the 1970’s1968 - 19821968 - 1982Politics are Cool?
  2. 2. Pierre Elliott TrudeauPierre Elliott Trudeau His Policies and actions shapedby the 1960s Was charismatic, media smart,and intellectual, millionairebachelor Marries Margaret Sinclair (23years old) in 1971 Stuck to principles, but alsoadapted his style while in power Liberal, PM - 1968 – 1979, 1980- 1984
  3. 3. Trudeaumania ArtifactsTrudeaumania Artifacts
  4. 4. Federalism v. RegionalismFederalism v. Regionalism Emergence of Quebec Separatistgovernment Strong Anti-Ottawa sentiment in West Wanted more power to provinces then inCentral (Federal) government
  5. 5. Federalism v. RegionalismFederalism v. RegionalismTrudeau believed in Centralized gov’t1976 – Parti Quebecois elected (ReneLevesque)Alberta resented Ottawa’s attempt toregulate Oil industryBoth regions wanted decentralizationWould later result in constitutional crises inthe 80s and 90s
  6. 6. ““A Just Society”A Just Society”Trudeau campaigned for and achievedlaw reforms on divorce, abortion,homosexuality and birth controlHe believed “the state has no place in thebedrooms of the nation.”His government passed the O fficialLang uag e s Act (1 9 6 9 ), recognizing bothFrench and English as Canada’s officiallanguages`
  7. 7. A Just SocietyA Just Society Centralized power inPM’s office, seemedto show favouritismfor francophones Increased spendingon social welfare,secured NDP supportafter 1972 minorityvictory
  8. 8. Image is Everything (pImage is Everything (p325)325)
  9. 9. Joe ClarkJoe Clark 36 year old from Alberta whochallenged Trudeau in 1976 and1979 elections, leader of theProgressive Conservatives Promised to restore harmonybetween provinces and Ottawa Elected youngest PM (1979), butminority government failed on anon-confidence budget vote Trudeau would win the 1980election

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