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René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois in Power

René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois in Power

ISBN: 9780773523104
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
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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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