George-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec

George-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec


                                    George-Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec
| 28 min
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This short biopic profiles Montreal lawyer-turned-politician George-Étienne Cartier as he campaigns to unite English and French Canada under Confederation. The political world of a century ago comes to life as we hear debates in the Parliament of Upper and Lower Canada amidst political strife and personal feuds. Ultimately, Cartier skilfully allays the fears of party and sectional leaders, convincing them that federal union would protect, rather than weaken, Quebec’s cherished rights of language and religion. The eloquent and enigmatic Cartier was instrumental in shaping the Canada that was soon to emerge.

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Credits
  • director
    John Howe
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Charles Cohen
  • photography
    Reginald Morris
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
    Ron Alexander
  • sound editing
    Kathleen Shannon
  • cast
    Robert Christie
    Paul Hébert
    Roger Marshall
    William Needles
    John Vernon
    Jacques Auger
    Denis Drouin
    Ivor Barry
    Anne Lauriault
    Larry Zahab
    Walter Massey

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