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Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part III

In Part I of this essay, we discussed the origins of Quebec nationalism and how it developed into a desire by Francophone Quebecers to have their province recognized as a distinct society within Canada. In Part II, we saw how Pierre Trudeau sought to counter this as Prime Minister of Canada, how he fought subsequent . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part III

Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part II

Part I of this essay discussed the origins of Quebec nationalism and the desire of Francophone Quebecers to have their province recognized as a “distinct society” within Canada. This desire was fiercely opposed by Quebec political thinker Pierre Trudeau, who became Prime Minister of Canada in 1968. Trudeau was seen as speaking for Francophone Quebecers, . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part II

Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part I

The results of last year’s provincial election in Quebec, which returned the Parti Quebecois to power, only reconfirmed the perceptions many Canadians in other parts of the country had of Quebec. They consider the province spoiled and entitled, still musing about separating from Canada despite having dominated the political agenda for nearly four decades and . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: The Trudeau Paradox – Part I