The Bloc

by Manon Cornellier

translated by Simon Horn, Wanda Taylor, and Robert Chodos

The Bloc is a concise and informative examination of one of the most remarkable developments in Canadian federal politics in the 1990s.
In this account first published in 1995, Parliamentary correspondent Manon Cornellier looks at the meteoric rise of the Bloc Québécois and its charismatic leader Lucien Bouchard.
In only five short years, the Bloc grew from a tiny group of independent MPs to the official opposition in the House of Commons. Yet English-speaking Canadians continue to know little about the party's history, its ideas, how its politics differ from those of the Parti Québécois, or what role the party hopes to play in a sovereign Quebec. This book aims to fill that gap.
The Bloc is a concise and informative examination of one of the most remarkable developments in Canadian federal politics in the 1990s.

About the Authors

Manon Cornellier

MANON CORNELLIER is a parliamentary correspondent with Canadian Press. She has also worked for Le Devoir, La Presse, TVA-CHOT, and TV Ontario.(more)

Simon Horn

Wanda Taylor

Wanda Taylor
WANDA LAUREN TAYLOR is an author, filmmaker, editor and educator. With a background in social work and advocacy, Wanda lectures on social justice and human rights issues, and has worked for organizations helping marginalized populations. She is a former CBC TV producer and author of books that include Birchtown and the Black Loyalists, which has been listed as one of the top Black history books for young readers by Today's Parent Magazine and by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, and the SideStreets novel Ride or Die. Wanda lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Robert Chodos

ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.

Reviews

"...an instructive primer on the birth and development of a federal independence party."
John Gray, Globe and Mail

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