• Short Summary

    ABOUT 3,000 MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF A FRENCH-LANGUAGE NATIONALIST GROUP YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF A LANGUAGE RIGHTS BILL IN THE QUEBEC LEGISLATURE.

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    DEMONSTRATORS WITH PLACARDS OUTSIDE ASSEMBLY; DEMONSTRATOR WITH PLACARD; PREMIER BERTRAND SPEAKING. (SOUND ON FILM)



    I CANNOT SEE THAT DEMOCRACY WILL LIVE IF PEOPLE ARE AS ILL INFORMED AS THOSE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN. SO ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE WE TOOK THE RESPONSIBILITY TO INDICATE THAT WE WOULD NOT SUFFER IN QUEBEC ANARCHY. THAT WE WOULD NOT SUFFER DEMONSTRATIONS LIKE THOSE AND THAT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT HAD BEEN ELECTED TO ENACT LAWS THAT WOULD PROMOTE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND AT THE SAME TIME PROTECT THE RIGHT OF THE MINORITY.




    Initials RE/C-TELERECORDING/MR/GJB



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    Background: ABOUT 3,000 MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF A FRENCH-LANGUAGE NATIONALIST GROUP YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF A LANGUAGE RIGHTS BILL IN THE QUEBEC LEGISLATURE. MOST OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS, SOME AS YOUNG AS 12, WHO SAID THEY HAD BEEN LET OUT OF CLASSES TO TAKE PART IN THE DEMONSTRATION. DEMONSTRATORS THREW SNOWBALLS WHICH SMASHED A FEW WINDOWS OF THE QUEBEC LEGISLATURE BUILDING.

    PREMIER BERTRAND, OF QUEBEC, HAS ACCUSED SCHOOL TEACHERS OF CREATING A "CLIMATE OF ANARCHY" BY LEADING THEIR PUPILS ON A MARCH ON THE LEGISLATURE. HE SAID, AT AN INTERVIEW, THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT TOLERATE SUCH DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE FUTURE, AND THAT RIGHTS OF MINORITIES HAD TO BE PROTECTED.

    THE DEMONSTRATION WAS ORGANIZED BY MEMBERS OF THE MOVEMENT POUR L'INTEGRATION SCOLAIRE (MOVEMENT SCHOOL INTEGRATION). THE MOVEMENT WAS ORGANIZED EARLIER THIS YEAR TO PRESS FOR THE CONVERSION OF BILINGUAL SCHOOLS TO UNILINGUAL FRENCH-LANGUAGE SCHOOLS. THE BILL WAS TO BE INTRODUCED THIS WEEK, BUT NO NOTICE OF IT APPEARED ON THE QUEBEC ASSEMBLY'S PAPER ORDER. WHEN THE DEMONSTRATORS HEARD THIS, MOST OF THEM DISPERSED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEH6JB4RHVGNW9GL0AFWTGQFKF
    Media URN:
    VLVAEH6JB4RHVGNW9GL0AFWTGQFKF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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