Quebec historian gives high school history class a failing grade





A Quebec historian is giving a failing grade to a high-school course that skips René Lévesque, obscures the Quiet Revolution and scratches the surface of two sovereignty referendums.

Charles-Philippe Courtois, who recently analyzed the history curriculum aimed at Grades 9 and 10, condemned it for replacing Quebec's nationalist history with "radical Trudeauist" teachings of multiculturalism.

The 1980 and 1995 referendums were omitted from the original course outline and were inserted into the revamped edition after the province's Education Department was heavily criticized in 2006. Department spokesman Pierre Noel says government has met demands to give the course a more nationalist perspective

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