Opinions by individual militants

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This is an incomplete list of individual militants of the independence of Quebec, past and present.

Among the contemporaries, many were artists, such as Gaston Miron, Gérald Godin, Pauline Julien, Michel Chartrand, Andrée Ferretti, and others who were arrested without charges during the October Crisis of 1970. (See our translations of poems and lyrics.)

Michel Seymour, philosopher

Michel Seymour, professor of analytical philosophy

Biography in Wikipedia: Michel Seymour



Jean-François Lisée, journalist

Jean-François Lisée, journalist

Biography in Wikipedia: Jean-François Lisée



Andrée Ferretti, RIN militant and writer

Andrée Ferretti, writer, former vice-president of the RIN

Biography in Wikipedia: Andrée Ferretti



Guy Bouthillier, former SSJB president

Guy Bouthillier, former president of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Society

Biography in Wikipedia: Guy Bouthillier



Pierre Bourgault, former RIN president and journalist

Pierre Bourgault, journalist, former president of the RIN

Biography in Wikipedia: Pierre Bourgault



Jacques Ferron, writer, founder of the Rhino Party

Jacques Ferron, writer, founder of the Rhinoceros Party of Canada

Biography in Wikipedia: Jacques Ferron



Michèle Lalonde, poet, playwright, essayist

Michèle Lalonde, poet, playwright, essayist

Biography in Wikipedia: Michèle Lalonde


  • Her 1974 political poem Speak White
  • Défense et illustration de la langue québécoise, 1973
  • Manifeste pour une Cause commune, 1981 (with Denis Monière)


Denis Monière, political scientist

Denis Monière, political scientist

Biography in Wikipedia: Denis Monière


  • Le développement des idéologies au Québec: des origines à nos jours, 1977
  • Les enjeux du référendum, 1979
  • Pour la suite de l'histoire: essai sur la conjoncture politique au Québec, 1982
  • Pour comprendre le nationalisme au Québec et ailleurs, 2001
  • L'Indépendance, 2005


Félix Leclerc, singer, poet

Félix Leclerc, singer, songwriter, poet

Biography in Wikipedia: Félix Leclerc



Gaston Miron, poet

Gaston Miron, poet

Biography in Wikipedia: Gaston Miron


  • Muriel Farley Dominguez, "From Exile to Appartenance: The Poetry of Gaston Miron Reexamined", in The French Review, Vol. 62 (1994): 1013-1023.
  • Gaston Miron : parole de poète, in the Web site Les archives de Radio-Canada
  • A translated excerpt of L'Homme rapaillé, 1970


Gérald Godin, journalist, poet and politician

Gérald Godin, journalist, poet and politician

Biography in Wikipedia: Gérald Godin



Daniel Turp, PQ MNA and constitutionalist

Daniel Turp, politician and constitutionalist

Biography in Wikipedia: Daniel Turp



Marcel Chaput, founding member of the RIN and the Parti républicain

Marcel Chaput, biochemist and RIN co-founder

Biography in Wikipedia: Marcel Chaput



André D'Allemagne, founding member of the RIN

André D'Allemagne, political science professor, essayist, translator founding member of RIN

Biography in Wikipedia: André D'Allemagne


  • Books by André D'Allemagne


Hubert Aquin, writer, editor

Hubert Aquin, writer, editor, director, producer

Biography in Wikipedia: Hubert Aquin


  • Excerpt of La fatigue culturelle du Canada français, 1962
  • Prochain épisode (Next Episode) — 1965
  • Trou de mémoire (Blackout) — 1968
  • L'Antiphonaire (The Antiphonary) — 1969
  • Point de fruite — 1971
  • Neige noire (Hamlet's Twin) — 1974
  • Blocs erratiques — 1977
  • L'Invention de la mort — 1959

Also:


Marc Chevrier, jurist, doctor in political science

Marc Chevrier, jurist, doctor in political science

Biography in Wikipedia: Marc Chevrier



A cause not just for French speakers!

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