I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter

August 1, 2009|
I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter by Donald J. Savoie
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In the 1950s most of Acadian society was poor, uneducated, isolated, and dominated by the Roman Catholic clergy. In the following decade two individuals, Pierre E. Trudeau and Louis J. Robichaud, pointed the way for Acadians like Savoie to make important contributions to Canada''s development. Trudeau''s objective was Canadian unity and he turned to Acadie to show Quebec that there was a viable French Canadian presence outside their borders. Robichaud, New Brunswick''s first elected Acadian premier, had witnessed Acadian poverty first hand and made it his mission to bring New Brunswick into the modern era. Savoie shows how their efforts led to fundamental change for both Canada and New Brunswick and changed his life.

Savoie has always been a champion of his home province and region - his memoir reveals why. He is one of "Robichaud''s children," the generation that finally emerged from the cloud of Le Grand Dérangement to bring equal rights and opportunities to Canada''s Acadian citizens.
Donald J. Savoie holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance at the Université de Moncton.Donald J. Savoie is the Canada Research Chair in public administration and governance at the Université de Moncton and the author of numerous books including What Is Government Good At? A Canadian Answer and Whatever Ha...
Title:I'm from Bouctouche, Me: Roots Matter
Product dimensions:288 pages, 9.4 X 6.5 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.4 X 6.5 X 0.9 in
Published:August 1, 2009
Publisher:McGill-Queen's University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780773535756

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