Quebec Nationalism in the 1960s

Discussion Questions

  1. Why does Lévesque compare the circumstances of Quebecers to Arabs?
  2. How does Lévesque characterize the relationship between natural resources and national development?
  3. Why does Lévesque place so much hope in Nouveau-Québec?
  4. Why does Trudeau characterize nationalism as a new form of dogmatism for Quebec?
  5. In what ways do Trudeau’s thoughts on nationalism, separatism, and terrorism in this article explain his actions during the October Crisis?
  6. How might Quebec nationalists responded to Trudeau’s article? What would their counter-arguments be?