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Five years before Expo 67, the site it was going to be held on did not even exist — everything was created from scratch. Bruno Paul Stenson tells us about the process of making Expo 67 a reality, and the exceptional results obtained.
Created by Canada’s History
As an eleventh-hour stand-in for the world’s fair, Montreal had to pull off a miracle to get Expo 67 ready on time.
Was Expo 67 the greatest world’s fair ever? Of course it was.
Three hundred and seventy-five years ago, a small group of French settlers faced unthinkable hardship and danger to establish what would become the great city of Montréal.
Élisabeth Côté, Project Manager at Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, highlights the era of early Montréalers, the French missionaries who came to establish Ville-Marie in 1642. Visible traces of this history remain even today.
For a few days in October 1995 it seemed to many Canadians that the nation was poised on the edge of a steep cliff, a short step away from destruction.
French Canadian, a term rooted in common ancestry, religion, and language, gave way to Québécois, one based on territory and language. No longer did one have to be Catholic or French Canadian to embrace the new identity.