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  • By the early 1960's, the boomers were around the age of 25 and the "youthquake" started. People embraced new clothing styles, rock music, drug experimentation, sex, and wanted change. This was the "hippie" era. 
  • Make love, not war!
  • Turn on, tune in, drop out!
  • Political protests were a HUGE deal in the '60s. People mocked and protested the system, they wanted change. The Rhino Party grew out of all the protesting, and they did not take politics seriously. However, they used their publicity to mock the system - not just a political party.
  • End the war in Vietnam!
  • Equality for women!
  • Gay rights are human rights!
  • The Women's Movement began in the late 60's. Women didn't want to be trapped in gender roles anymore and they were inspired to get an education and pursue careers. 
  • PM Pearson set up a commission to examine women's struggles and it came up with a list of recommendations. Several women's groups joined to form the NAC in 1971 to make sure these were put into action. 1982, women were guaranteed equality in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. 
  • The boomers were around their 30's a this time. There was a huge growth in the economy, this was the peak of the boomers' spending. Their wealth changed the way people lived their lives. Financially stable baby boomers were known as "yuppies" (Young Urban Professionals)
  • Canada 1980's:
  • Present time: Many of the baby boomers are now retired or retiring soon. Their immense impact on our beloved Canada will never be forgotten.
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