This is an essay about people, groups, and government actions which aided Canada's minority groups from 1960-1980.

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Thesis: There is no doubt that the three factors identified below were the key

to successes achieved by Canada's minority groups during the 1960s

through to the 1980s.

Criteria: A. The first criterion that will be covered in this essay is the impact of

various people belonging to these minority groups, and how they

contributed to helping their minority group gain success in their time.

The people are as follows: Irene Murdoch, a women rights activist, who went to court in order to receive fair share of a divorce settlement, René Lévesque, a French separatist, and leader of the Parti Québecois who, as a result of his struggle for separation gained many rights for French citizens of Canada, and Elijah Harper, a Native rights activist, and NDP leader in Manitoba, who's fights to recognize Aboriginal people and concerns made for increasing consideration of Natives in Canada as a whole.

B. The second criterion being covered in this essay will be different

groups which fought for minority rights for each of their minority groups. The groups are as follows: The National Action Committee who were a powerful voice in the women's movement, and pushed for implementation of various acts to help gain equality among women in Canada, the Front de Libération Quebéc played a major part in potentially achieving the recognition of the seriousness of French issues, and helped to gain people's attention to help aid them, and the Native Indian Brotherhood fought for native rights, and to revise the Indian Act, and they also defeated The White Paper, potentially saving their race.

C. The third and last criterion being covered in this essay will be different

government actions which aided the various minority groups in gaining

greater recognition. The Family Reform Acts were created as a result