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Pierre Trudeau’s Darkest Hour

Pre-order now – Pub date 15 August 2020 In October 1970, Pierre Trudeau sent 12,500 troops to occupy Quebec—7,500 in Montreal. Police locked up more than 500 carefully identified people from all walks of life, held them without charges, bail, or the right to a lawyer, and searched 10,000 homes at gunpoint and without warrant…. Read more »

The Daughters’ Story

Nadine is banished to a home for unwed mothers in 1950. She’s 15. Her baby daughter, whose father is shrouded in secrecy, is put up for adoption without her permission. Vowing to reunite one day with her daughter, she cuts all ties with her dysfunctional Irish and French-Canadian Catholic family whose past is cluttered with… Read more »

21 Days in October

“… an excellent book for discussion in social science and history lessons that relate to Quebec. Favre’s writing moves at a quick pace, and expertly conveys many ideas and issues.” Caroline Chung, Resource Links, Connecting Classrooms, Librairies & Canadian Learning Resources. It’s before dawn in Montreal on October 16, 1970. Gaétan is finishing his shift… Read more »