During his 18-year reign as premier of Quebec, Maurice Duplessis dominated the province and shaped it to his image. A brilliant orator and a scathing wit, Duplessis exercised complete control over his caucus and the Cabinet. If he couldn’t get a vote, he bought it. Politics was the fuel that drove his life. He died on the job.
About the Author
Marguerite Paulin teaches at McGill University and also produces and hosts a radio program. She is also the author of Réné Lévesque (XYZ Publishing, 2004).