Tuesday, 15 November 2011

On This Day in Canadian History

Levesque is Canada's first separatist premier

Broadcast Date: Nov. 15, 1976
On Nov. 15, 1976, Quebecers deliver a historic first-time win for 54-year-old René Lévesque and his separatist Parti Québécois. The PQ crushes Robert Bourassa and his Liberals. The stunning victory signals a new era towards an independent Quebec. As heard in this clip, even Lévesque seems taken back by their win. In his trademark raspy voice, drenched with exhaustion and excitement, an emotional Lévesque addresses the delirious crowd.

Source: CBC Archives (http://archives.cbc.ca/on_this_day/11/15/)

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