Monday, April 11, 2011

1976 Quebec Provincial Election
Parti Québecois Victory

On November 15, 1976, René Lévesque founder of the sovereigntist Parti Québecois (PQ) led his party to electoral victory in the Québec provincial election, becoming the province's 23rd prime minister. Although the PQ's goal was for Quebec to leave Canada to gain political sovereignty in all domestic and foreign affairs, the PQ campaign focused on providing "good government".

René Lévesque election night victory speech

The "Victory" cover shown below is an interesting artifact of the period.

Montrreal, election day, November 15, 1976

The marking speaks for itself

Day of Victory
15 Nov. 1976
My Country