NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 15, 1976
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(Studio) Outcome of elections in Quebec, Canada, could increase possibility province would set self up as independent state.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Quebec City, Canada) Report on divisiveness of bilingualism in Canada, especially in Quebec where French settled. Separatist movement spurred by Montreal speech in 1967 by Charles De Gaulle. Parliament passed Official Languages Act of 1969 to try to ease situation. Controversy noted re: Bill 22 passed by Quebec National Assembly and requiring children who fail test in English to enter French school; reaction of parents noted. Bill 22 is critical issue in election and liberal government of Premier Robert Bourassa could fall because of it.
REPORTER: Lee McCarthy