Quebec: The Struggle of A Nation

Publisher:  Student Christian Movement of Canada, Toronto, Canada
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX856

A study kit organized for small group study over a period of a year.

Abstract:  This study kit is designed to stimulate discussion about the struggle in Quebec for nationhood. It is oriented primarily to small groups already in the process of political study.
The learning objectives of the kit are: 1) to place current debate and struggle in a historical context, 2) to understand better the limitations of and the possibilities for change through the Parti Quebecois, 3) to evaluate historical and current struggles in the light of political theory, 4) to discover if it is in the self-interest of those outside of Quebec to support the struggle of the Quebecois for independence.
The kit is organized for small group study sessions on the following resources: 1) Stanley Ryerson's book Unequal Union; 2) recent articles from Dimension magazine; 3) Lenin's The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination; 4) Social Democracy and Christian Militancy, study paper prepared by a Christian Quebecois study group; 5) The Christian and the Class Struggle by Gustavo Gutierrez; and 6) Mounting Repression (The Role of the State), a paper by the Ligue des Droits de l'Homme.

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