René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois in Power

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2001 - Political Science - 434 pages
Nominated for the Governor-General's Award for Non-Fiction, René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois in Power has been described as the classic work on one of the most important periods in recent Quebec history. Graham Fraser paints a vivid portrait of one of the most dynamic political figures of the twentieth century, describes the origins of the Parti Québécois, and gives a graphic account of key events that still resonate in Canadian political life: Quebec's language law, the 1980 referendum, and the patriation of the constitution. In a new preface, Fraser completes the story of the last months of the PQ government and the period leading up to Lévesque's death in 1987, detailing how Lévesque's leadership continues to mark his successors.
 

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Contents

Part 2 The Politics of Pride
71
Part 3 The Referendum
189
Part 4 The Politics of Humiliation
241
Epilogue
347
Acknowledgements
359
Chronology
362
Members of the Lévesque Cabinets 197684
379
Notes
384
Bibliography
412
Index
419
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Graham Fraser is an author and journalist who served as commissioner of official languages from 2006 to 2016. He lives in Ottawa.

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