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Quebecs Quiet revolution What is it How has it changed Quebecs societyHow has it affected ConfederationThe English-French relations have not always been easy Each is always arguingand accusing the other of wrong doings All this hatred and differencesstarted in the past and this Quiet revolution right after a new Liberalgovernment led by Jean Lesage came in 1960 Thus was the beginning of theQuiet RevolutionLesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene LevesqueThe Liberals promised to do two things during the Quiet Revolution one wasto improve economic and social standards for the people of Quebec and theother was to win greater respect and recognition for all the French peopleof Canada The Liberals started a program to take control of hydro-electricpower companies French-Canadian engineers from all over Canada returnedto Quebec to work on the project Slogans during these times were we cando it and masters in our own homes The government also started to replaceprograms the Church previously ran which included hospital insurance pensionschemes and the beginning of Medi-Care For these programs the Quebec Liberalshad to struggle with Ottawa for a larger share of the tax dollarsOne of the greatest reforms was the modernization of the entire school systemThe Church used to own the schools of Quebec Most of the teachers were PriestsNuns and Brothers They provided a good education but Quebec needed morein business and technology Lesage wanted a government-run school systemthat would provide Quebec with people in engineering science business andcommerceWith the new freedom of expression lots of books plays and music aboutFrench culture were all developed in Quebec French contemporary playwrightswere very famous during that time However not all was going well in QuebecThe French-English relation was going bad Many studies showed thatFrench-Canadian Quebecers were earning the lowest wage in all of the ethnicgroups in Canada Other complaints were that the top jobs in Quebec weregiven to English speaking Canadians Canada was going through the worst crisisin its history and unless
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