By Chantal Hebert, Jean Lapierre
Author note: Jean Lapierre (with)
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Only the main fearless of political reporters could dare to open the outdated wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian background that keeps to defy our realizing.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.
Finalist – QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)
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A sly, insightful and fantastically unique e-book from one in all Canada's most well-liked political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one among Quebec's most sensible political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.
Only the main fearless of political newshounds might dare to open the outdated wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian heritage that keeps to defy our figuring out.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.
Finalist – QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)
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