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Rene Levesque
Megan Durnford
November 2005
Book Description
A shrewd politician, RenÈ LÈvesque made Quebec separatism a reality. The Parti QuÈbÈcois thrived because of his passion, integrity, and considerable charm. It has been said that when he spoke to someone, he gave the feeling that he or she was the most important person in the world. In an era when some preferred to use firebombs to get their point across, LÈvesque wanted Quebeckers to vote on separation. But in May 1980, the people of Quebec voted a resounding "no." For LÈvesque, it was the end of a dream.

About the Author
Megan Durnford is a freelance writer based in Montreal. Her articles have been published in magazines and newspapers across the country. For more than a decade, Megan has also worked on multimedia projects about scientific and...

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