Pierre Elliot Trudeau 3

Pierre Elliot Trudeau 3 - Pierre Trudeau, former Prime...

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Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as P "A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic " of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and o illusions". He has also been identified as "A staunch, upholder of i provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal p government". Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow g bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic Socialist. This b critique will establish and dispute the prime directives that Trudeau had c advocated in his own book written during the years 1965 to 1967. The a compilation of political essays featured in his book deal with the diverse c complexities of social, cultural and economical issues that were c predominant in Canadian politics during the mid 1960's. However, throughout p my readings I was also able to discover the fundamental principles that m Trudeau would advocate in order to establish a strong and productive T influence in Canadian politics. i Born in 1921, Trudeau entered the world in a bilingual/bicultural home B located in the heart of Montreal, Quebec. His acceptance into the l University of Montreal would mark the beginning of his adventures into the U Canadian political spectrum. Early in his life, Trudeau had become somewhat C anti-clerical and possessed communist ideologies which were considered a radical at the time. Graduating from prestigious institutions such as r Harvard and The School of Economics in England, Turdeau returned to Canada H in 1949 and resumed his social science endeavors. At this time in Quebec, i the province was experiencing tremendous cultural and political differences t with the rest of the country. The Union Nationale had taken possession of w political matters in Quebec and was steadily dismantling the socialist p
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essence imposed on the province by the Federal government. The current e Prime Minister, Maurice Duplessis, found himself battling a religious P nationalist movement that corrupted the very fabric of political stability n in Quebec. The Duplessis faction maintained their conservative approach i towards political reform but failed to sway the majority of the population t into alleviating with the demands of the Canadian government. The citizens i of Quebec revered their clerical sector as holding 'utmost importance' o towards preserving French cultural values and this did not correlate with t the Federal government's policies and ideals. Francophones were under the t impression that their own Federal government had set out to crush and
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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