I live there!
Frankly, I don't know much more about those events than you related. But indeed it contains very relevant informations.
History here is massively corrupted. It was never told to us in high school like it really happened. We were told more from the "winner's side". People here have been slaughtered and hung. Farms and villages were buned down to ashes. 10,000 people were killed out of a population of 70,000.
Thing is the Patriots here didn't want so much to fight but rather to try to negociate. And while they were using their brain to try to find an intelligent solution, English which were more powerfull, more organized and had more soldiers simply came out of nowhere and decided to wipe us. No negotiations. Only fire, blood and death.
Since way back then, we have always been the prey of English and big capitalist corporations. We have gas, oil, gold, diamonds, uranium ,lithium, iron, aluminium, rare earths, fresh water, asbestos, wood, hydroelectricity and perhaps much more. We can extract, purify and transform most of these ressources as well.
The major corporation here in control is Power Corporation. They have financial institutions, 70% of the written medias, deals with news channels, oil and gas industries and a very heavy influence in all Canada, in the USA, France, another African country (can't remember) that has oil ressources and God knows where else.
Now thing is corporations are trying to get the right to extract shale gas in the Vallée Du Saint-Laurent (epicenter of the province) and oil in the Saint-Laurent river. Population and environmentalists are fighting it.
On top of that our government is now undergoing the Plan Nord (North Plan) that is a huge project of mineral extraction. Most of the permits all have been sold almost for free to private and foreing industries (mostly Chinese) and in oposition to the First Nation which are protesting as a result of lack of consideration for them and for the protection of territories. On top of it, the minerals are going to be extracted and exported rather that tranformed by us (not that we can't).
So that's it. Massive investments in private interests and cut-offs in public services like education, which gave rise to a 4 month protestation movement that is now "on hold" due to vacations.
Corruption has always been omnipresent and now it is strating to be massively uncovered which is putting the current power (liberals) in an akward position.
But that's the tip of the iceberg. Vaguly an illusion to make people beleive that they finally are finding the real Truth. No matter what, politics remains politics and I can't trust politicians. Corporations always find ways to sneak and do their things no matter what. Their real mechanics is still unknown to most people. We are barely scratching the surface with those anti-corruption investigations etc.
René Lévèsque was a great person to my eyes. He may have been manipulated (that wouldn't surprise me) but I think he really wanted to make a change. Only he couldn't. The "YES" votes were "stolen" by massive propaganda, especially towards immigrants. They were basically told that the separation of Québec would be bad for them so they got scared and voted "NO". I remember my grand-father telling me if the "YES" won, he would move to Ontario. He was basically scared to loose part of his retirement pay (federal part) and that's all it took to convince him to say "NO".
Now the separatist movement is ressurecting from it's ashes. No, actually it has always been there but Harper is, if I may say, convincing more and more people to "get the hell out of this country". I don't think it would necessarily make things better though. Corporations are still there and they rule everything anyways. Only the illusion might change.
Anywyas, we'll see what happens. Elections are due anytime soon. But since there is no "fixed date reglementation" our government is taking advantage of this and will only announce elections at the moment he pleases when he feels his chances are at peak point. Thing is over 70% of the poulation is now against him. The current opposition, the Parti Québécois is separatist.
False-flags are a common thing here. Happened during the October Crisis (I'm sure) and even more recently at the G8 meeting of Montebello where police officers were caught disguised in protestors breaking everything and initiating brawls and violence. Same with the student protestation movement. Lot of suspicious people doing crazy thing and as a result, police officers had an 'excuse' for abusing their strenght. A girl got her jaw and teeth broken (her face was thrown on the concrete), a guy lost an eyes (was shot by a anti-riot weapon in the face, point-blank) and many many more were also injured. Thousands of arrestations and over a million $ worth of tickets following the imposition of a special law restraining people from manifesting (lot more 'conditions' if you wish to).
The imposition of that law made some noise and there was even a protestation movement initiated by lawyers and we could see them walking the road, protesting all dressed in their suits. That is quite a rare thing to see here.
What a mess...