The Trickster

Robert Bourassa and Quebecers 1990-1992

by Jean-François Lisée

translated by Simon Horn, Wanda Taylor, and Robert Chodos

A much-discussed bestseller in Quebec,  The Trickster tells the inside story of political events in that province during the tumultuous two years that followed the defeat of Meech Lake.

A much-discussed bestseller in Quebec, The Trickster tells the inside story of political events in that province during the tumultuous two years that followed the defeat of Meech Lake.

As support for Quebec sovereignty reached record proportions, Premier Robert Bourassa had a clear opportunity to lead his province out of Confederation. For months he led Quebecois to believe that he was moving in this direction, while he privately assured prominent English Canadians that he was loyal to federalism.

Based on interviews with a wide range of political figures, strategists, pollsters and researchers, The Trickster is an unparalleled examination of a crucial period in Quebec's history.

About the Authors

Jean-François Lisée

JEAN-FRANÇOIS LISÉE is a journalist with LActualité where he has covered Quebec politics since 1991.'(more)

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.

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