The Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale is founded in Quebec
In the early 1960s, a number of organizations emerged in support of Quebec independence. The Rassemblement pour l’indépendance nationale (RIN) was founded in 1960. A political essay by one of its founding members, Marcel Chaput, entitled Pourquoi je suis séparatiste (Why I Am a Separatist) was published in 1961, and gave voice to the movement. The group became a political party in 1963 and had candidates in the 1966 provincial election. RIN disbanded in 1968, and the Parti Québécois became the political voice for independence.
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