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The Bloc

By Manon Cornellier, Translated by Simon Horn and Wanda Taylor and Robert Chodos

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In this account first published in 1995, Parliamentary correspondent Manon Cornellier looks at the meteoric rise of the Bloc Québécois and its charismatic leader Lucien Bouchard.
In only five short years, the Bloc grew from a tiny group of independent MPs to the official opposition in the House of Commons. Yet English-speaking Canadians continue to know little about the party's history, its ideas, how its politics differ from those of the Parti Québécois, or what role the party hopes to play in a sovereign Quebec. This book aims to fill that gap.
The Bloc is a concise and informative examination of one of the most remarkable developments in Canadian federal politics in the 1990s.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. The Member for Lac-Saint-Jean
2. The Birth of the Bloc
3. Crossing the Desert
4. The End of the Rainbow
5. The 1993 Federal Election Campaign
6. The Official Opposition
7. The Backlash
8. The Bloc's Program
9. Solidarity Among Sovereignists?
10. The Bloc's Future
The Text of the Three-Party Agreement
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

"The Bloc is an excellent first attempt to come to grips with the rise of Lucien Bouchard and the Bloc."

- Michael Behiels Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism

"The Bloc by Manon Corneiller, offers more than you ever wanted to know about the cabal of federal MPs who are out to destroy Canada as we know it."

- Vancouver Province

"... a well-written and well-translated narrative of the party's growth."

- Alexander Craig Books In Canada

"...an instructive primer on the birth and development of a federal independence party."

- John Gray Globe and Mail

"...offer[s some interesting and useful insights, notably for English-Canadians at this harum-scarum juncture of this country's history."

- Hubert Bauch Montreal Gazette

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 180 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1995
ISBN: 9781550284737
Format: 9in x 6in

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, POL015000
Imprint: Lorimer


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