Drawing on his rich experience in public service and teaching, Jacques Parizeau, former premier of Quebec, explains in these pages how the idea of an independent Quebec first took root and evolved. This is the first book of Parizeau's political writing to be translated into English, and it provides lively commentary on the Quiet Revolution in the 1960s, on the the author's career as finance minister under Premier Rene Levesque, and on his own administration in the mid-1990s. Parizeau also examines Quebec's current economic, political, social and cultural situation and reviews options for future development.
Jacques Parizeau was premier of Quebec from 1994 to 1996 and led the YES Committee during the 1995 Quebec referendum. Robin Philpot is the translator and coauthor of A People's History of Quebec. They both live in Montreal.
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