Opinions by individual militants

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This is an incomplete list of individual militants of the independence of Quebec, past and present. Gaston Miron, Gérald Godin, Pauline Julien, Michel Chartrand, Andrée Ferretti, and many others were arrested without charges during the October Crisis of 1970.

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

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

Biography in Wikipedia: Guy Bouthillier

  • Fundamental law, or fundamental flaw? (2002)
  • Why does it not simply eliminate all questions on ethnic origin and religion?
  • Books by Guy Bouthillier (French)


Pierre Bourgault, former RIN president and journalist

Pierre Bourgault, journalist, former president of the RIN

Biography in Wikipedia: Pierre Bourgault


Jacques Ferron, writer

Jacques Ferron, writer

Biography in Wikipedia: Jacques Ferron


Michèle Lalonde, poet, playwright, essayist

Michèle Lalonde, poet, playwright, essayist

Biography in Wikipedia: Michèle Lalonde

  • The political poem Speak White by Michèle Lalonde
  • 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 Les archives de Radio-Canada
  • L'Homme rapaillé, 1970


Gérald Godin, poet

Gérald Godin, poet

Biography in Wikipedia: Gérald Godin


Daniel Turp, PQ MNA and constitutionalist

Daniel Turp, politician and constitutionalist

Biography in Wikipedia: Daniel Turp

A cause not just for French speakers

See also

  • See the list of books written by advocates of Quebec independence.