By Patrice Dutil
Though continuously supported through many buddies, and elected through the folk thrice to the Quebec legislature, Langlois's principles and occupation were forgotten. during this publication, Patrice Dutil brings again to existence the coterie of freemasons, free-thinkers, self-taught rebels and Liberal sympathizers that formed electoral coalitions, fastened courses in favour of academic reform, got rid of a premiere from workplace, fought corruption and duplicity and compelled Montreal into new administrative preparations. Liberal progressivism--a targeted strand of political considering in Quebec that stretches from the rougisme of the 19th century to the quiet revolution of the Sixties, is explored and outlined because it takes motion on the municipal, provincial and federal levels.
"Patrice Dutil's seminal paintings is destined to refresh our figuring out of Canadian and Quebec turn-of- the-century politics and of the decisive impact that Montreal municipal politics had at the governments in Ottawa and Quebec City... it is a tale instructed with out complacency or self-satisfaction, freed from intellectualist jargon, a heady story acknowledged at complete throttle in an easy and transparent way." From the preface through Gérard Pelletier
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A skilled and vibrant guy of motion, the journalist and flesh presser Godfroy Langlois (1866-1928) was once on the centre of violent storms of controversy in belle époque Quebec. Vilified via the monks, officially condemned two times by way of the Archbishops of Montreal and run out of the Liberal occasion newspaper which he created and edited for 5 years, Langlois used to be designated for his unorthodox politics.
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Devil's Advocate: Godfroy Langlois and the politics of Liberal Progressivism in Laurier's Quebec by Patrice Dutil