A visit by the Queen in 1977
It has been a year since Lévesque's separatist Parti Quebecois swept the province, and Lévesque and Trudeau are politically at odds. That might explain why observers were quick to assume Lévesque deliberately snubbed Trudeau on his way into the dining hall. It wasn't a snub, just an oversight, Henault reports. The Queen then made a speech extolling national unity, seemingly aimed at Quebecers. But, Frum points out, most of them were probably watching the Canadiens play hockey instead.
• Canada was among the last in a long list of countries the Queen visited during her silver jubilee in 1977. Between February and October that year she travelled throughout the British Isles and Northern Ireland, and to Western Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada, Jamaica, the Barbados and the Bahamas.
• As It Happens made its debut on CBC Radio in November 1968. At first it was five and a half hours long, airing on Fridays only and rolling across each time zone. • In 1971 the program was changed to a 90-minute broadcast five nights a week. • Journalist Barbara Frum got her start on CBC Television in the late 1960s, but it was As It Happens that made her a star at the CBC. In 1982 she became co-host of television's new current affairs program The Journal.
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Oct. 17, 1977
Guest(s): Claude Henault
Host: Barbara Frum, Alan Maitland
Last updated: October 15, 2013
Page consulted on December 5, 2013
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