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The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day by Chantal Hebert, Jean Lapierre

By Chantal Hebert, Jean Lapierre

Author note: Jean Lapierre (with)
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A sly, insightful and beautifully unique publication from one among Canada's preferred political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one in every of Quebec's best political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.

Only the main fearless of political reporters could dare to open the outdated wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian background that keeps to defy our realizing. The referendum introduced one of many world's such a lot profitable democracies to the threshold of the unknown, and but Quebecers' attitudes towards sovereignty proceed to baffle the country's political category. Interviewing 17 key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, Hébert and Lapierre start with an easy premise: asking what have been those political leaders' plans if the vote had long past the wrong way. Even 2 a long time later, their solutions may possibly surprise you. And in asking an unforeseen query, those veteran political observers cleverly disclose the fractures, tensions and fears that proceed to form Canada today.

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Finalist – QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)

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Only the main fearless of political newshounds might dare to open the outdated wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian heritage that keeps to defy our figuring out. The referendum introduced one of many world's such a lot winning democracies to the edge of the unknown, and but Quebecers' attitudes towards sovereignty proceed to baffle the country's political category. Interviewing 17 key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, Hébert and Lapierre commence with an easy premise: asking what have been those political leaders' plans if the vote had long gone the wrong way. Even 2 many years later, their solutions might surprise you. And in asking an unforeseen query, those veteran political observers cleverly reveal the fractures, tensions and fears that proceed to form Canada today.

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56 Friedrich Armand Strubberg (1806-89) lived a number of years in Texas before starting his literary career in 1858. His first work, Amerikanische Jagd und Reisenabenteuer aus meinemLeben in den Westlichen Indianergebieten (American Hunting and Travel Adventures in the Western Indian Territories) described what the title promised - Indians and the frontier. In the twenty years thereafter Strubberg published more than fifty novels dealing with the moving American frontier. Finally, Balduin Mollhausen (1825-1905) also authored over 150 volumes of travel books and novels describing America and concentrated on the frontier.

For the Faust types who were torn between the spiritual and material, Canada could be doubly fascinating. In nearly every romantic description of Canada that appeared in Germany from the period before the Hudson's Bay lands were added to the dominion, the country appeared as a huge, sparsely settled land dominated by primeval forests (Urwald). Europeans were present, but their settlements had barely scratched the surface of the vast uncharted land. At this time, the broader concept of Canada included not only Upper and Lower Canada (later Ontario and Quebec) but also the eastern provinces New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

Since we possess neither extensive nor large-scale industry ... "68 Between 1850 and 1870, Canadian agriculture produced grains, meat and dairy products, fruits, and vegetables. Virtually every report sent back to Germany by consuls or other observers described the Canadian agricultural scene as flourishing. These reports showed steady increases in the amount of land under cultivation and the volume of agricultural products produced. Importantly, farmers working their own land produced the agricultural products so necessary for the country's existence.

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