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Georges-Étienne Cartier - Le lion du Québec

Georges-Étienne Cartier - Le lion du Québec

| 27 min
Les artisans de notre histoire

Découvrez cette série des années 1960, produite dans le cadre des festivités du centenaire de la confédération canadienne, qui présente en 18 épisodes de 30 minutes une galerie de personnages qui ont marqué l’histoire du Canada


Ce court métrage de fiction raconte l’histoire de Georges-Étienne Cartier. Premier ministre, avec Macdonald, du Haut et du Bas-Canada, Cartier joua un rôle important dans l'établissement de la Confédération. Il se mit particulièrement en évidence en défendant le projet de la Confédération auprès de ses compatriotes de langue française.

Ce film fait partie de la série Prélude à la Confédération, qui reconstitue à travers cinq films la période de l’histoire politique canadienne des années 1848-1867.

  • director
    John Howe
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • delegate producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Charles Cohen
  • photography
    Reginald Morris
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • music
    Robert Fleming
  • cast
    Robert Cristie
    Paul Hébert
    Roger Marshall
    William Needles
    John Vernon


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Ages 11 to 18

History - Canada 1867-1914
History - Canada under British Rule (1764-1867)
History and Citizenship Education - Canadian Federation (1850-1929)
History and Citizenship Education - Imperialism and Colonization (1800s-1900s)

Summarize the opposing political views held by George Brown and George Etienne Cartier. Write a newspaper report from the time period that identifies the challenges of uniting Upper and Lower Canada (ensure that the 5Ws are addressed: who, what, where, when, and why). What challenges to accepting Confederation are discussed? Focus in particular on regional concerns. Research Cartier’s contribution and involvement in the Rebellion of 1837 and later at the Charlottetown Conference (1864). In what way does Cartier seek to protect French Canada through Confederation? In the film, Cartier is presented as having two older daughters, however, in reality, only one of his daughters lived past infancy. Why might the director have taken these creative liberties?

Georges-Étienne Cartier - Le lion du Québec
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