Trudeau: Ideals and Realities Research Paper by Master Researcher

Trudeau: Ideals and Realities
A look at whether former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau accomplished his political ideals.
# 38703 | 3,150 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in Canadian Studies (Prime Ministers)

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This paper examines former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. and compares his ideals with his actual accomplishments as Prime Minister. The focus of this paper is on the dual issues of bilingualism and federalism versus separatism. The paper concludes that Trudeau failed to achieve these two ideals that he entered politics with and made policies to try to achieve.


From the Paper:

"One of these most important ideals was about Quebec in Canada and the French language in Canada. Trudeau was against separatism. He thought it was nationalism and historic not looking forward. He said Quebec did not need separatism from Canada. He said that Quebec must be open to the world to modernize in technology and thought. He said that Quebec was good enough to compete in Canada and the world and it should not be inward looking and old-fashioned.
"On the other side of the coin he thought that Canada altogether should be bilingual and multicultural. Trudeau opened immigration and supported many cultural traditions in Canada as well as English and French. However, as to language it was bilingual not multilingual or unilingual. To be fair to a Quebec in Canada Trudeau believed that all of the Canada should be bilingual, open and accepting to Francophones and Anglophones. (Francophones are French-speaking Canadians and Anglophones are English-speaking Canadians.)'

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