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Duplessis: Remembering 'le chef'

Maurice Duplessis's death was a rare historical marker, forever discussed in terms of before and after. Before his death, the province basked in the postwar boom but strikers were punished, communists were hounded and the province's resources were sold to American big business. After his death, the province rallied its way into modernity with the not so Quiet Revolution. But over the past fifty years, historians and Quebecers have been constantly re-evaluating Duplessis and have drawn no certain conclusions.

John Diefenbaker eulogizes Maurice Duplessis.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News
Broadcast Date: Sept. 7, 1959
Host: Blair Fraser
Speaker: John Diefenbaker
Duration: 1:40

Last updated: July 17, 2013

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