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It s the greatest what if in modern Canadian political history What if those sixty odd thousand votes had swung the other way In interviews with the key players, the bit players, and the onlookers, Chantal H bert and Jean Lapierre contemplate the morning that never was.And they do it well The chapter interview scheme sometimes doesn t work but here the authors or editor pull it off The tension of the night is all there and some of my earliest political memories came flooding back I had to It s the greatest what if in modern Canadian political history What if those sixty odd thousand votes had swung the other way In interviews with the key players, the bit players, and the onlookers, Chantal H bert and Jean Lapierre contemplate the morning that never was.And they do it well The chapter interview scheme sometimes doesn t work but here the authors or editor pull it off The tension of the night is all there and some of my earliest political memories came flooding back I had to go watch Peter Mansbridge video This is the story of a complacent federalist side whose complacency led to confusion and division on the night and for plans afterwards so much so that Jean Chr tien inconceivably felt he could remain Prime Minister Had he not resigned, surely the Bloc, the Reformers, and a split Liberal party would have registered their no confidence.This book lets you play out all those political scenarios in your mind It s a rare English language look at the referendum and another addition to a recent run of great Canadian political titles.Follow me on Twitter DrATaubman I have always enjoyed Chantal H bert s political analyses during federal elections Her insights are articulately fleshed out and level headed and she channels this approach very nicely in her first book Her book looks back at the 95 referendum and its political aftermath with an exceptional, well rounded lineup of interviews and sound analysis If you are politically inclined and want to have a better understanding of the major players and the existing dynamics back then, then this is the rea I have always enjoyed Chantal H bert s political analyses during federal elections Her insights are articulately fleshed out and level headed and she channels this approach very nicely in her first book Her book looks back at the 95 referendum and its political aftermath with an exceptional, well rounded lineup of interviews and sound analysis If you are politically inclined and want to have a better understanding of the major players and the existing dynamics back then, then this is the read for you The anniversary marking 20 years is timely The Morning After The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was, by Chantal H rbert, is an interesting series of accounts of the mindset behind, and the next day contingencies, of 17 main figures during Quebec s 1995 referendum For those unaware, the referendum was a close run thing, with just 50k votes separating the remain camp from the sovereignty camp These characters were Lucien Bouchard the spokesperson and potential chief negotiator of the pro independence side He was in f The Morning After The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day That Almost Was, by Chantal H rbert, is an interesting series of accounts of the mindset behind, and the next day contingencies, of 17 main figures during Quebec s 1995 referendum For those unaware, the referendum was a close run thing, with just 50k votes separating the remain camp from the sovereignty camp These characters were Lucien Bouchard the spokesperson and potential chief negotiator of the pro independence side He was in favour of shooting for a close association with Canada, with a EU style monetary union and close political and economic relationships He was set up for a post referendum battle with Jacques Parizeau over the chance to declare Unilateral Independence from Canada.Mario Dumont Leader of the Action D mocratique du Qu bec and a reluctant Sovereigntist closely allied to Bouchard He was also against a unilateral declaration of independence, and wanted a closer association with Canada.Jacques Parizeau the man behind the action, and leader of the Bloc Qu becois Was in favour of complete independence for Qu bec, and was spoiling for a fight with the lukewarm Sovereignty proposed by Bouchard and Dumont Lucienne Robillard a pro federation Liberal who moved in small circles in the pro federation side She was largely sidelined by the Chretien government for political reasons, but had her finger on the pulse of Qu bec at the time.Jean Charest a conservative from Qu bec, he was firmly against the Yes vote and critical of the Chr tien governments inability to plan contingencies for a post referendum Canada Daniel Johnson Leader of the Quebec Liberal party and a Montr al heavy, he was firmly against the Yes vote, but also critical of Chr tien s handling of the referendum He wanted to go down fighting for the Federalist side Sheila Copps She was a Federal MP and sat on the sidelines watching the action go down Copps later became a controversial political figure in Canada for crossing party lines and was involved in a political scandal or two Brian Tobin A Chr tien staff member and organizer, Tobin also criticized the Federal Liberals, and was instrumental in a planned coup by Ontario Liberals after the referendum, so as to try and take control of the Liberal Party during potential separatist negotiations Paul Martin Liberal rival to Jean Chr tien and soon to be PM of Canada, Martin was in a politically awkward position during the referendum debate, and was critical of the government response to referendum talks.Raymond Chr tien Ambassador to the USA and nephew of Jean Chr tien, Raymond was close to the pulse of Chr tien s inner circle, and was aware, but will not speak of, Chr tien s post referendum plans for Canada Andr Oullet Ambassador to France the most likely nation to recognize Qu becois independence and friend of France s President at the time, he would have been instrumental in trying to persuade the French government to hold off recognition of a breakaway state Preston Manning Alberta based Reform Party leader and interested in a political change in Ottawa Manning was the staunchest Let them go advocate, and wanted tough negotiations to ensure territorial partitioning of Quebec or financial considerations.Roy Romanov Saskatchewan Premier, he was a close ally of Chr tien, but also explored separation for Saskatchewan if the Federation was in danger Romanov was frustrated with the lack of a tough stance in Quebec, and wantedsay on the issue from the rest of Canada.Mike Harris Much maligned former Premier of Ontario, Harris was a new Premier and was wetting his heels in the political turbulence of the time Harris felt his fate was closely tied to the issue, and his handling of the situation marked a split between the once friendly relations of Toronto and Ottawa Frank McKenna New Brunswick Premier at the time, his position and Province were particularly precarious, as New Brunswick sports a large French minority, and would be cut off from Canada by an independent Quebec He wanted to form an Atlantic union province, and was staunchly pro federation Bob Rae Premier of Ontario before Mike Harris, Rae was also a staunch federalist, and had close ties to the Chr tien government, eventually crossing the floor the Liberals after a stint with the Ontario NDP.Jean Chr tien the PM himself, Chr tien was at the front line of the issue, and was watching the sharks circling in on his position To this day, he plays his cards close to his chest, and will give little detail to his plans post referendum Chr tien was always a man of action, famously throttling a journalist at one point, and was always a tough talker He saw the referendum as the biggest threat to Canadian confederation, and was suitably against it.H rbert s book is a wonderful take on the characters of the crisis, and what they would have tried to do if the referendum had succeeded The 17 characters interviewed offered fascinating perspectives on the issue, and a glimpse into the fragile camps of both the pro independence and Pro federalist camps Canada, at the time, was embroiled in a battle of Quebec nationalists vs Quebec nationalists, with a Quebecois PM and upper cabinet, and a Quebecois independence movement squaring off This book was fascinating an remains relevant in terms of its political influence in Canada Referendum talk may be quiet now, but it could rear its head at any time in the future Highly recommended book for Canadian s interested in politics and how their country works I would highly recommend this book to any Canadian who values their vote These two journalists, Hebert and Lapierre, are the two that I most read, watch and listen to, in both official languages Over the years of getting my information from both the English and the French media, I have developed a great distaste of the spin which is often added according to the target audience Lapierre and Hebert are my favorites for giving me spin free political analysis, again in both languages I had no ap I would highly recommend this book to any Canadian who values their vote These two journalists, Hebert and Lapierre, are the two that I most read, watch and listen to, in both official languages Over the years of getting my information from both the English and the French media, I have developed a great distaste of the spin which is often added according to the target audience Lapierre and Hebert are my favorites for giving me spin free political analysis, again in both languages I had no appetite for rehashing the painful referendum period but I chose to read this based only on the high esteem I have for the authors I was not disappointed Their timing for this book seems to be just about perfect The interviewees are no longer constrained by fear of political fallout but seem to want their role and perspective recorded for history It makes for fascinating reading Never would I have imagined the truth It is not for the bedside table It will not put you to sleep About the day that could of been but thankfully never was The major players take on the 95 referendum Well written, and very insightful I m glad it played out the way that it did As my Canada, the one I truly love, is a united Canada Vive un Canada uni I feel like a fraud even trying to rate this book because unless you are a political junkie or a history buff, this book may bore you I did find the topic quite interesting however, for me, this book was very hard to follow Maybe it s because I was preoccupied with the fact that I now have to write a report on it for school, or maybe it was because I was missing a lot of the background knowledge required to understand it, but either way, I found it difficult to get through. I imagine it s impossible in 2019 to read this book published in 2014 and not draw fascinating, excruciating, even guilty, schadenfreude like parallels to 2016 s EU referendum in the UK and the ensuing Brexit hubbub Maybe it s not impossible, but I spent the whole book finding myself making parallels anyways They re everywhere, and knowing the chaotic outcome of Brexit, it makes me very thankful that the good people of Montreal er, the money and the ethnic vote prevailed here in Can I imagine it s impossible in 2019 to read this book published in 2014 and not draw fascinating, excruciating, even guilty, schadenfreude like parallels to 2016 s EU referendum in the UK and the ensuing Brexit hubbub Maybe it s not impossible, but I spent the whole book finding myself making parallels anyways They re everywhere, and knowing the chaotic outcome of Brexit, it makes me very thankful that the good people of Montreal er, the money and the ethnic vote prevailed here in Canada A brilliant little volume in conception, and one I suspect that future historians will adore, but not quite as brilliant in its execution as a singular book By necessity, it covers a lot of events and themes over and over again, but it makes for a tedious read &FREE PDF ⇝ The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was ↙ A sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada s most popular political analysts, Chantal H bert, and one of Quebec s top political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of theQuebec referendum, a still murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding The referendum brought one of the world s most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown, and yet Quebecers attitudes toward sovereignty continue to baffle the country s political class Interviewingkey political leaders from the duelling referendum camps, H bert and Lapierre begin with a simple premise asking what were these political leaders plans if the vote had gone the other way Evendecades later, their answers may shock you And in asking an unexpected question, these veteran political observers cleverly expose the fractures, tensions and fears that continue to shape Canada today The Berenstain Bears and the Bully insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada s most popular political analysts Lord Peter Chantal H bert The Testaments (The Handmaids Tale, and one of Quebec s top political broadcasters Orders to Kill Jean Lapierre Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of theQuebec referendum Pandas Cookbook: Recipes for Scientific Computing, Time Series Analysis and Data Visualization using Python 1, Theodore Petrou, eBook - Amazon.com a still murky episode in Canadian history that continues to defy our understanding The referendum brought one of the world s most successful democracies to the brink of the unknown SとM 3 and yet Quebecers attitudes toward sovereignty continue to baffle the country s political class Interviewingkey political leaders from the duelling referendum camps Kimiyo Shiruya Minami No Goku H bert and Lapierre begin with a simple premise asking what were these political leaders plans if the vote had gone the other way Evendecades later Rrimas their answers may shock you And in asking an unexpected question Center Church these veteran political observers cleverly expose the fractures The Cliff tensions and fears that continue to shape Canada today This is a very important book concerning the 1995 Quebec referendum and Canadian politics Hebert has interviewed fifteen important players involved in the referendum and chapter by chapter we read each of their reflections on the lead up to the night of the vote However, this tends to provide some of the same information in a repetitive manner and I feel the book would have been aentertaining read if it had been written as a narrative It is still a very insightful document of Canadian h This is a very important book concerning the 1995 Quebec referendum and Canadian politics Hebert has interviewed fifteen important players involved in the referendum and chapter by chapter we read each of their reflections on the lead up to the night of the vote However, this tends to provide some of the same information in a repetitive manner and I feel the book would have been aentertaining read if it had been written as a narrative It is still a very insightful document of Canadian history As someone who remembers this time has her first introduction to politics in Canada I loved this book.The authors take you back to that night with breathless anticipation and answer the question what if Definitely a must read for anyone with an interest in politics no matter which country they hail from Disclaimer I received this book from GoodReads First Reads in exchange for my honest review.