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An Independent Quebec
An Independent Quebec

An Independent Quebec

The Past, the Present and the Future


250 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: June 2010

ISBN 9780981240565

Rights: WOR X CA

Baraka Books (Jun 2010)


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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 René Lévesque, 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.


"On all issues, Jacques Parizeau has interesting things to say. . . . There are too many mediocre politicians for us not to welcome the idea that a politician is also a thinker." —La Presse (Montreal)

"What Parizeau brilliantly illustrates is that today ‘no country is too small to develop as long as it is part of large trade space or market.’ ” —Le Devoir (Montreal)

"Parizeau, the former premier of Quebec and leader of the Yes camp in the 1995 independence referendum, delivers a thorough overview of the history and future of the separatist movement in the province." —Annotation ©2010 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

"Explosive conclusions!" —The National Post

"I agree 100% with Bob Sirois." —Bobby Holik, two-time Stanley Cup winner with the New Jersey Devils

Author Biography

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.