The Bloc Populaire Canadien: Anatomy of Failure, 1942–1947

  title={The Bloc Populaire Canadien: Anatomy of Failure, 1942–1947},
  author={Michael D. Behiels},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={45 - 74}
  • M. Behiels
  • Published 3 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Abstract: The chances of the Bloc Populaire making a political breakthrough in either the provincial election of 1944 or the federal election of 1945 were undermined very severely by an internal dispute involving questions of power, organization and conflicting ideologies and personalities. From the outset the movement was racked by an imbroglio between the founding members. On the one side stood Maxime Raymond, Edouard Lacroix and Pierre Gauthier, who espoused the Henri Bourassa school of… 
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