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Published on Mar 1, 2017

Model Karlie Kloss and her sister arriving at in Paris Charles de gaulle airport

On this day in history, July 24, 1967, French President Charles de Gaulle addressed a large crowd in front of Montreal’s City Hall. 

In his speech, he affirmed France and Quebec’s close relationship and ended his speech with, “Vive Montréal; Vive le Québec ! Vive le Québec libre !

This was (correctly) taken by supporters of Quebec independence as support for their movement. Then Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson replied with “Canadians do not need to be liberated.” 

The speech was a major turning point in the history of the Quebec independence and would affect relations between Quebec and the rest of Canada for generations.