His party came to power in 1960 and introduced many reforms, including the elimination of patronage and corruption, the creation of ministries of education and of cultural affairs, and the establishment of the Société générale de financement. In 1962 he held an election on the issue of nationalizing the electricity companies and won easily under the slogan of "Maître chez nous," which became the byword of his government. Though his government was defeated in 1966, he remained leader of the Liberal Party until his retirement from political life in 1970.
Author DANIEL LATOUCHE
Links to Other Sites
Prelude to Quebec's Quiet Revolution: Liberalism vs Neo-Nationalism, 1945-60
This book review touches briefly on some of the major issues underlying Quebec's Quiet Revolution. From McGill University.
Review of the XXth century
Highlights of 20th century Québec history from the Government of Québec website.
Politicians associated with the development of the Canada Pension Plan. From theCanadian Museum of Civilization.