Manitoba's French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary Tale by Raymond HébertManitoba's French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary Tale by Raymond Hébert

Manitoba's French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary Tale

byRaymond Hébert

Paperback | January 20, 2005

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For nine months in 1983 and early 1984, beginning with protests by French-speaking Manitobans who had received parking tickets written only in English and ending with a legal compromise that made the province all but officially bilingual, Manitoba endured charged demonstrations, grimly fought plebiscites, and legislative filibustering. Towards the end of the crisis, legislative paralysis set in and the government itself ground to a halt. Raymond Hebert considers the local and national implications of Manitoba's French-language crisis. Hebert argues that the crisis, far from being a spontaneous populist movement, had been largely manufactured by a few individuals, some from the Legislative Assembly itself. Concluding that the authoritarian personality model is the most relevant framework for explaining the Manitoba crisis, he concludes that right-wing authoritarianism and demagogic leadership can provoke populist explosions of racist and prejudiced sentiment.
Raymond M. Hébert is professor of political studies and Canadian studies, St Boniface College, University of Manitoba.
Title:Manitoba's French-Language Crisis: A Cautionary TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:January 20, 2005Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773527907

ISBN - 13:9780773527904

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