Canada 2005 CE
Two referendums have been held on independence for Quebec.
What is happening in Canada in 2005CE
The last three decades or so of the Twentieth Century are marked by a rising demand for independence for Quebec, leading to two referendums on the issue. In both (1992 and 1995), the proposals for independence are rejected, but the issue remains a live one.
Under the terms of the Canada Act of 1982, Britain gave Canada total control over its constitution, including the right to choose its own head of state, should the nation wish to become a republic.
In 1999, the new territory of Nunavut is created, in which the Inuit people make up 85% of the population. By this move, the Inuit have acquired a greater voice in Canadian politics.
Canada has continued to advance economically, and has remained one of the richest countries of the world.