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10 thoughts on “René Lévesque

  1. Margarita Margarita says:

    This is a clearly written introductory look at Ren Levesque s political life and is an excellent starting point for those interested in the political landscape of the 60s through to the mid 80s The only drawback is that it skims the surface of Levesque s achievements and failures without going into enough detail Highly recommended as an introductory read only.


  2. Joel Joel says:

    Very easy read but littered with the author s own political opinions I would have preferred aneutral approach However, it s still a good, quick overview of L vesque s political life.


  3. Jason Reese Jason Reese says:

    Fascinating subject atrocious author.


  4. Vince Vince says:

    A competent brief survey of Levesque s career, influence, and times Three stars.


  5. Paula Dembeck Paula Dembeck says:

    This is an insightful, well balanced introduction to the life of Rene Levesque, the late premiere of Quebec and the founder of the Parti Quebcois The slim volume forms part of Penguin s Extraordinary Canadians Series edited by John Ralston Saul.Levesque was born in Campbellton New Brunswick and grew up in New Carlisle in the Gaspe during the 30s Life was good, his father was a lawyer and his family was prosperous when compared with many other families living in the peninsula New Carlisle is p This is an insightful, well balanced introduction to the life of Rene Levesque, the late premiere of Quebec and the founder of the Parti Quebcois The slim volume forms part of Penguin s Extraordinary Canadians Series edited by John Ralston Saul.Levesque was born in Campbellton New Brunswick and grew up in New Carlisle in the Gaspe during the 30s Life was good, his father was a lawyer and his family was prosperous when compared with many other families living in the peninsula New Carlisle is predominately an English community and Levesque received his early education in English, an advantage not shared by many of that time and one that would serve him well in later life.Expelled from law school, and rejected when he applied to Radio Canada for a job, he ended up working as an announcer translator for the American Armed Forces Network, spending the last years of WW11 in Europe He began life as a public figure first as a radio journalist and later as the province s first French TV star on Pointe de Mire Focal Point where he educated his audience about the world outside Quebec in French, a language they could understand Later, a producer s strike at Radio Canada and Diefenbaker s refusal to settle it, deepened his continuing distrust of federalism and its disinterest in French cultural life.Levesque was first elected as a member of the Lesage government during the quiet revolution of the 60s As Minister of Natural Resources, he nationalized electricity in the province under the corporation of Hydro Quebec, giving the Quebecois control over their own natural resources for the first time.In October of 1968, he achieved something no one else had up to this time been able to do he coalesced all the Quebec nationalist parties into one party called the Parti Quebecois Poliquin documents Levesque s responses to critical events in Quebec life the October crisis of 1970, the FLQ kidnappings, the murder of Pierre Laporte, and the street riots.When the PQ defeated the Liberal Party and came to power in 1976, Levesque shepherded Bill 101 through the National Assembly to ensure the predominance of French language Later in 1980, when the referendum on Quebec sovereignty was defeated, Levesque s downhill seemed to begin, marked with squabbling and infighting among the party s leaders The 1981 constitutional crisis, in which Levesque was outmanoeuvered by Trudeau was another nail in the coffin and Trudeau, as Prime Minister was successful in repatriating the constitution along with a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.This is an excellent introduction to the man and politician Rene Levesque It is presents a fair, balanced and unadulterated picture of Levesque with no sympathy for his foibles or failings He is praised for his commitment to democracy, moderation and for the good government legislation enacted during his tenure Likewise he is criticized for his dishonesty in wording a 47 word complicated and confusing question he handed to the Quebec people in the referendum on sovereignty in 1980, knowing a simple yes no question would be defeated He is presented at times like the eternal adolescent ready to stretch the truth when need be, a tendency he never outgrew He was a fervent nationalist but staunchly democratic, and although reviled by many English Canadians who felt he would destroy Canada, he was loved by many, even his enemies As someone who lived through much of this time period, I found this an excellent book Poliquin s ability to distill all the information gathered from his considerable research and present it in such a concise and readable manner is a real achievement


  6. Jeffrey Sylvester Jeffrey Sylvester says:

    I thought it was great It was a littlepolitical play by play than the rest of the series but you realize his aim was social democracy, and not necessarily nationalism TheI learn about the French relationship to Anglo phone Canada, theI empathize with this man and others like him Worth the read.


  7. Natacha Gb Natacha Gb says:

    I quite enjoyed this brief introduction Excellent book for anyone who is curious about Ren L vesque.


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René Lévesque ✤ René Lévesque Download ➸ Author Daniel Poliquin – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk He was the most unlikely leader straightforward, uninterested in personal wealth, unprepossessing Yet his charisma affected even those who disliked his political aim to achieve independence for Quebec He was the most unlikely leader straightforward, uninterested in personal wealth, unprepossessing Yet his charisma affected even those who disliked his political aim to achieve independence for Quebec Ren L vesque was born into a Quebec dominated by the Catholic Church, rural values, and Anglophone control of business He was part of the s Quiet Revolution that saw the province become a secular society bent on economic success and, for some, political independence A journalist, war reporter, and television host, L vesque channelled his communication skills into a political career that encompassed the most tumultuous periods in Canadian history As founder of the Parti Qu b cois, he held a close referendum inthat proved wrenching for Canadian unity and permanently altered the country s political landscape Acclaimed novelist and translator Daniel Poliquin offers a unique portrait of L vesque the man and politician, at once affectionate, critical, and incisive.