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Duplessis: 'The crusade against left-wing thought'

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.

An evaluation of Premier Duplessis as a "crusader."
Medium: Television
Program: The Days Before Yesterday
Broadcast Date: May 16, 1976
Guest(s): Gérard Filion, Tracy Ludington
Host: Bruce Hutchison
Narrator: Barry Morse
Duration: 2:02

Last updated: July 17, 2013

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