Canada at War: QUEBEC: Voice from the Past

Out of Canada's past came a once-great voice. It was the voice of 75-year-old Henri Bourassa, the bearded lion of Quebec nationalism.

Those who knew their Canadian history could hardly believe their ears: Henri Bourassa advised French Canadians, when there was no candidate for the isolationist Bloc Populaire, to vote for the socialist C.C.F. On second thought, Canadians realized that the advice was not so surprising after all. Henri Bourassa simply believed that the C.C.F. was likely to be more nationalistic than other parties opposing the Bloc, acted accordingly.

Unholy Alliance. Bourassa's sudden reappearance in the news evoked memories of a...

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