Compiled by reporters for the legendary Last Post, this book presents a vital, on-the-spot account of the emergence of militant nationalist and labour movements in Quebec in the late 60s and early 70s.
It is a documentary record of the most crucial events of 1968 to 1972 in Quebec--the first stirrings of rebellion in the industrial towns, the heroism of the Mouvement de Libération du Taxi and the 'Lapalme guys', the drama of the October Crisis of 1970. It goes on to describe the birth of the labour unions' Common Front in the La Presse strike and, in an important final chapter, analyzes the Front's spectacular show of strength of 1972.
Invaluable as a sourcebook, Quebec: A Chronicle sorts through a multitude of political myths and rumours that thwart understanding of Quebec's development to this day.
About the authors
ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.
NICK AUF DER MAUR was a legendary Montreal journalist and politican. He died in 1998.
Other titles by Robert Chodos
Justice for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples
Rogue in Power
Why Stephen Harper is Remaking Canada by Stealth
A Political Biography
Quebec in a New World
The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution
New Thinking and New Approaches to the Quebec Nation
Navigating the Twentieth Century
Lost in Cyberspace?
Canada and the Information Revolution
Robert Bourassa and Quebecers 1990-1992