lesrebelles_SturgeonFalls5_engBy 1971 the francophones of Sturgeon Falls have had enough. Despite comprising 80% of the town’s population, they still don’t have a French-language high school. Following a series of protests, 200 students and adults occupy the bilingual school for three days.

The Minister of Education immediately announces acommission which, fourmonths later, will recommend the creation of a francophone high school for Sturgeon Falls.