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Reconquering Canada

March 2009

Reconquering Canada is an attempt to formulate the contemporary federalist position as seen from Quebec. It is a worthy effort…”

Literary Review of Canada, Mar 31, 2009
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Reconquering Canada

February 2009

“[In Reconquering Canada] a group of 14 Quebec francophone federalists issued a manifesto to take issue with the province’s chip-on-the shoulder approach to Canadian politics. Their common theme, in the words of La Presse’s chief-editorialist Andre Pratte, who oversaw the project, was that it was high time Quebec break with its victim mentality and move on to contribute more actively to the federation. …the book made an articulate case that Quebecers should move from a predatory to a participatory approach to Canada.”

Toronto Star, Feb 8, 2009
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Reconquering Canada

November 2008

“The essayists range from politicians to lawyers to journalists to professors to former astronauts. All have done well under the federal system and believe Quebec must end its culture of victimization. Andre Pratte… says the book is a wake up call to the rest of Canada to re-engage Quebecers about the opportunities that being a part of Canada provides.”

Canadian Newsblog, Nov 3, 2008
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Reconquering Canada

October 2008

“The essays are rational, but also impassioned. Their purpose is not merely to praise the virtues of Canadian federalism, but to move their fellow francophones from a passive acceptance of the present political situation to a lively engagement and enthusiasm for the federalist idea.”

Ottawa Citizen, Oct 25, 2008
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Reconquering Canada

October 2008

“The essayists are rational, but also impassioned. Their purpose is not merely to praise the virtues of Canadian federalism, but to move their fellow francophones from a passive acceptance of the present political situation to a lively engagement and enthusiasm for the federalist idea.”

Montreal Gazette, Oct 10, 2008
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Reconquering Canada

November 2007

Reconquering Canada opens a whole new vista for a neo-federalism in Quebec after almost five decades of unremitting deadlock.

Globe & Mail, Nov 13, 2007
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