Opinions by individual militants

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This is an incomplete list of individual militants of the independence of Quebec, past and present. Many were artists, such as Gaston Miron, Gérald Godin, Pauline Julien, Michel Chartrand, Andrée Ferretti, and many others who 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

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, 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, 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

Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, March 20, 2001

Marcel Chaput, RIN founder and biochemist

Marcel Chaput, RIN founder and biochemist

Biography in Wikipedia: Marcel Chaput

  • Why I Am a Separatist, Ryerson Press, 1961, 101 pages (also Greenwood Press Reprint; July 8, 1975 101 pages ISBN 0837181070)

Hubert Aquin, writer, editor

Hubert Aquin, writer

Biography in Wikipedia: Hubert Aquin

  • 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


  • Patricia Smart, Hubert Aquin agent double — 1973
  • Gordon Sheppard, HA! A Self-Murder Mystery — 2003

A cause not just for French speakers

See also

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