I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Aug 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography
In the 1950s most of Acadian society was poor, uneducated, isolated, and dominated by the Roman Catholic clergy. In the following decade two individuals, Pierre E. Trudeau and Louis J. Robichaud, pointed the way for Acadians like Savoie to make important contributions to Canada's development. Trudeau's objective was Canadian unity and he turned to Acadie to show Quebec that there was a viable French Canadian presence outside their borders. Robichaud, New Brunswick's first elected Acadian premier, had witnessed Acadian poverty first hand and made it his mission to bring New Brunswick into the modern era. Savoie shows how their efforts led to fundamental change for both Canada and New Brunswick and changed his life.

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Excellent! An informative and even entertaining read! It's not just for Acadians. All New Brunswickers ...Canadians ... oh heck, anyone might find much of interest in this. Read full review


How It All Began
Where It All Began for Me
Louis J Robichaud to the Rescue
All Hell Breaks Loose
5On the Inside Looking In
6My Oxford Days
Its Really about Ontario and Quebec
8Going Home
9Back in Ottawa
Up to a Point
Shaped and Reshaped by Experience

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About the author (2009)

Donald J. Savoie holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at the Université de Moncton.

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