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The Morning After [Download] ➼ The Morning After By Chantal Hébert – A sly insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most popular political analysts Chantal Hébert and one of uebec's top political broadcasters Jean Lapierre           Only A sly insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most popular political analysts Chantal Hébert and one of uebec's top political broadcasters Jean Lapierre           Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the uebec referendum a still murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding The referendum brought one of The Morning eBook Á the world's most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown and yet uebecers' attitudes toward sovereignty continue to baffle the country's political class Interviewing key political leaders from the duelling referendum camps Hébert and Lapierre begin with a simple premise asking what were these political leaders' plans if the vote had gone the other way Even decades later their answers may shock you And in asking an unexpected uestion these veteran political observers cleverly expose the fractures tensions and fears that continue to shape Canada today.

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • The Morning After
  • Chantal Hébert
  • 10 October 2014
  • 9780345807625

10 thoughts on “The Morning After

  1. Brandon Brandon says:

    Chantal Hebert and Jean LaPierre recount the 1995 uebec Referendum and the night that nearly tore Canada apart Through indepth research and comprehensive interviews with many of the prominent players involved the co authors present both the “yes” and the “no” vote eually shining a light on the many events that soured the relationship between uebecers and the rest of the country leading to a vote for sovereigntyThis is a tough one for me to review; I’m not exactly the most astute scholar of politics I was also eleven years old on October 30th 1995 so you can imagine that this event while covered widely was the least of my worries After reading Bastards Boneheads last year a book detailing Canada’s great and not so great leaders a small spark of interest had developed in me for Canadian political history However with The Morning After it wasn’t so much the history of the event that drew me in it was so the theoretical fallout had the YES vote won – what would Canada look like?Approaching a book of this nature was intimidating to say the least I feared that either it would be too dryly presented or that it would be written in such a manner that it would be difficult for me to follow Once I got the major players organized in my head alongside their political parties the narrative flowed rather smoothly I did find that as I got closer to the end of the book a lot of the information felt repetitive making the final fifty or so pages a bit of a slog to get through However I think that had to do with the fact that many of those interviewed expected a similar outcome had the YES vote won – further negotiations and no immediate secession by uebecThe Morning After is a deep dive into Canadian politics covering an event that threatened to change the face of Canada forever I came away from this book having learned what led to the referendum the immediate fallout and further understanding just exactly how this country politically operates – what could I have asked for?

  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    It's the greatest what if in modern Canadian political history What if those sixty odd thousand votes had swung the other way? In interviews with the key players the bit players and the onlookers Chantal Hébert and Jean Lapierre contemplate the morning that never wasAnd they do it well The chapter interview scheme sometimes doesn't work but here the authors or editor pull it off The tension of the night is all there and some of my earliest political memories came flooding back I had to go watch Peter Mansbridge video This is the story of a complacent federalist side; whose complacency led to confusion and division on the night and for plans afterwards; so much so that Jean Chrétien inconceivably felt he could remain Prime Minister Had he not resigned surely the Bloc the Reformers and a split Liberal party would have registered their no confidenceThis book lets you play out all those political scenarios in your mind It's a rare English language look at the referendum and another addition to a recent run of great Canadian political titlesFollow me on Twitter DrATaubman

  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    The Morning After The 1995 uebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was by Chantal Hérbert is an interesting series of accounts of the mindset behind and the next day contingencies of 17 main figures during uebec's 1995 referendum For those unaware the referendum was a close run thing with just 50k votes separating the remain camp from the sovereignty camp These characters were Lucien Bouchard the spokesperson and potential chief negotiator of the pro independence side He was in favour of shooting for a close association with Canada with a EU style monetary union and close political and economic relationships He was set up for a post referendum battle with Jacues Parizeau over the chance to declare Unilateral Independence from CanadaMario Dumont Leader of the Action Démocratiue du uébec and a reluctant Sovereigntist closely allied to Bouchard He was also against a unilateral declaration of independence and wanted a closer association with CanadaJacues Parizeau the man behind the action and leader of the Bloc uébecois Was in favour of complete independence for uébec and was spoiling for a fight with the lukewarm Sovereignty proposed by Bouchard and Dumont Lucienne Robillard a pro federation Liberal who moved in small circles in the pro federation side She was largely sidelined by the Chretien government for political reasons but had her finger on the pulse of uébec at the timeJean Charest a conservative from uébec he was firmly against the Yes vote and critical of the Chrétien governments inability to plan contingencies for a post referendum Canada Daniel Johnson Leader of the uebec Liberal party and a Montréal heavy he was firmly against the Yes vote but also critical of Chrétien's handling of the referendum He wanted to go down fighting for the Federalist side Sheila Copps She was a Federal MP and sat on the sidelines watching the action go down Copps later became a controversial political figure in Canada for crossing party lines and was involved in a political scandal or two Brian Tobin A Chrétien staff member and organizer Tobin also criticized the Federal Liberals and was instrumental in a planned coup by Ontario Liberals after the referendum so as to try and take control of the Liberal Party during potential separatist negotiations Paul Martin Liberal rival to Jean Chrétien and soon to be PM of Canada Martin was in a politically awkward position during the referendum debate and was critical of the government response to referendum talksRaymond Chrétien Ambassador to the USA and nephew of Jean Chrétien Raymond was close to the pulse of Chrétien's inner circle and was aware but will not speak of Chrétien's post referendum plans for Canada André Oullet Ambassador to France the most likely nation to recognize uébecois independence and friend of France's President at the time he would have been instrumental in trying to persuade the French government to hold off recognition of a breakaway state Preston Manning Alberta based Reform Party leader and interested in a political change in Ottawa Manning was the staunchest Let them go advocate and wanted tough negotiations to ensure territorial partitioning of uebec or financial considerationsRoy Romanov Saskatchewan Premier he was a close ally of Chrétien but also explored separation for Saskatchewan if the Federation was in danger Romanov was frustrated with the lack of a tough stance in uebec and wanted say on the issue from the rest of CanadaMike Harris Much maligned former Premier of Ontario Harris was a new Premier and was wetting his heels in the political turbulence of the time Harris felt his fate was closely tied to the issue and his handling of the situation marked a split between the once friendly relations of Toronto and Ottawa Frank McKenna New Brunswick Premier at the time his position and Province were particularly precarious as New Brunswick sports a large French minority and would be cut off from Canada by an independent uebec He wanted to form an Atlantic union province and was staunchly pro federation Bob Rae Premier of Ontario before Mike Harris Rae was also a staunch federalist and had close ties to the Chrétien government eventually crossing the floor the Liberals after a stint with the Ontario NDPJean Chrétien the PM himself Chrétien was at the front line of the issue and was watching the sharks circling in on his position To this day he plays his cards close to his chest and will give little detail to his plans post referendum Chrétien was always a man of action famously throttling a journalist at one point and was always a tough talker He saw the referendum as the biggest threat to Canadian confederation and was suitably against itHérbert's book is a wonderful take on the characters of the crisis and what they would have tried to do if the referendum had succeeded The 17 characters interviewed offered fascinating perspectives on the issue and a glimpse into the fragile camps of both the pro independence and Pro federalist camps Canada at the time was embroiled in a battle of uebec nationalists vs uebec nationalists with a uebecois PM and upper cabinet and a uebecois independence movement suaring off This book was fascinating an remains relevant in terms of its political influence in Canada Referendum talk may be uiet now but it could rear its head at any time in the future Highly recommended book for Canadian's interested in politics and how their country works

  4. Loraine Loraine says:

    I would highly recommend this book to any Canadian who values their vote These two journalists Hebert and Lapierre are the two that I most read watch and listen to in both official languages Over the years of getting my information from both the English and the French media I have developed a great distaste of the spin which is often added according to the target audience Lapierre and Hebert are my favorites for giving me spin free political analysis again in both languages I had no appetite for rehashing the painful referendum period but I chose to read this based only on the high esteem I have for the authors I was not disappointed Their timing for this book seems to be just about perfect The interviewees are no longer constrained by fear of political fallout but seem to want their role and perspective recorded for history It makes for fascinating reading Never would I have imagined the truth It is not for the bedside table It will not put you to sleep

  5. Margarita Margarita says:

    I have always enjoyed Chantal Hébert’s political analyses during federal elections Her insights are articulately fleshed out and level headed and she channels this approach very nicely in her first book Her book looks back at the ’95 referendum and its political aftermath with an exceptional well rounded lineup of interviews and sound analysis If you are politically inclined and want to have a better understanding of the major players and the existing dynamics back then then this is the read for you The anniversary marking 20 years is timely

  6. Erika Curtis Erika Curtis says:

    I feel like a fraud even trying to rate this book because unless you are a political junkie or a history buff this book may bore you I did find the topic uite interesting; however for me this book was very hard to follow Maybe it's because I was preoccupied with the fact that I now have to write a report on it for school or maybe it was because I was missing a lot of the background knowledge reuired to understand it but either way I found it difficult to get through

  7. Marc-Antoine Marc-Antoine says:

    About the day that could of been but thankfully never was The major players take on the 95 referendum Well written and very insightful I'm glad it played out the way that it did As my Canada the one I truly love is a united Canada Vive un Canada uni

  8. Lucas Lucas says:

    I imagine it’s impossible in 2019 to read this book — published in 2014 — and not draw fascinating excruciating even guilty schadenfreude like parallels to 2016’s EU referendum in the UK and the ensuing Brexit hubbub Maybe it’s not impossible but I spent the whole book finding myself making parallels anyways They’re everywhere and knowing the chaotic outcome of Brexit it makes me very thankful that the good people of Montreal — er the money and the ethnic vote — prevailed here in Canada A brilliant little volume in conception and one I suspect that future historians will adore but not uite as brilliant in its execution as a singular book By necessity it covers a lot of events and themes over and over again but it makes for a tedious read

  9. Karen Whitehead Karen Whitehead says:

    This is a very important book concerning the 1995 uebec referendum and Canadian politics Hebert has interviewed fifteen important players involved in the referendum and chapter by chapter we read each of their reflections on the lead up to the night of the vote However this tends to provide some of the same information in a repetitive manner and I feel the book would have been a entertaining read if it had been written as a narrative It is still a very insightful document of Canadian history

  10. Natasha Natasha says:

    As someone who remembers this time has her first introduction to politics in Canada I loved this bookThe authors take you back to that night with breathless anticipation and answer the uestion what ifDefinitely a must read for anyone with an interest in politics no matter which country they hail fromDisclaimer I received this book from GoodReads First Reads in exchange for my honest review

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