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The fall of the Quebec's Union Nationale

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.

The Union Nationale party folds in 1989.
Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: June 20, 1989
Guests: Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Maurice Duplessis, Daniel Johnson
Host: Michael Enright, Alan Maitland

Last updated: July 17, 2013

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