The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was

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A sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most popular political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one of Quebec's top political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.
          Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding. The referendum brought one of the world's most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown, and yet Quebecers' attitudes toward sovereignty continue to baffle the country's political class. Interviewing 17 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 2 decades later, their answers may shock you. And in asking an unexpected question, these veteran political observers cleverly expose the fractures, tensions and fears that continue to shape Canada today.
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CHANTAL HÉBERT is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L'Actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel "At Issue" on CBC's The National as well as Radio-Canada's Les Coulisses du pouvoir. Her first book is French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec. Hébert is a past recipient of the Hyman Solomon prize for excellence in journalism and public policy.

JEAN LAPIERRE is a political commentator for CTV and TVA television networks. He has a daily commentary on the Cogeco radio stations and on CJAD Montreal. In his previous life as a Member of Parliament he served in John Turner's and Paul Martin's Liberal cabinets. In between he was a founding member of the Bloc Québécois. The author lives in Ottawa, ON; Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC.
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Publisher
Knopf Canada
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Published on
Sep 2, 2014
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780345807649
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
Political Science / Political Ideologies / Nationalism & Patriotism
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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