By Lita-Rose Betcherman
This is a long-overdue research of 1 of Canada's most vital political relationships. hugely readable and interesting, this paintings information the connection among Quebec lieutenant Ernest Lapointe and major Minister Mackenzie King, exhibiting how the shut organization of the 2 affected Canadian heritage in lots of vital methods.
Lapointe was once the dominant French Canadian in federal politics from the beginning of the Twenties to the early years of the second one global conflict, serving as Minister of Justice and King's Quebec lieutenant. In go back for selling Liberal rules in Quebec, he was once given an strange volume of autonomy in his constituency, and, as the best Minister had a bad realizing of the province and of the French language, he used to be relied upon to provide King the French-Canadian viewpoint. Lapointe's position in conserving Liberal get together cohesion, and, by way of extension, nationwide team spirit, used to be an important. Lapointe was once both very important while it got here to overseas affairs. He used to be identified to take the lead over King, and the isolationist stance of either politicians served to undermine the League of countries in its dealings with Italy over the invasion of Ethiopia.
Lita-Rose Betcherman attracts on key fundamental resources for her fabric, together with the Lapointe Papers, the King Papers, the King Diary, and the media of the days. Ernest Lapointe hence files Canadian politics and society in a rigourous and available demeanour that would attract a scholarly and common audiences.
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His appearance was an asset in itself. '2 In July Sir Robert Borden announced his resignation, and Arthur Meighen succeeded him as prime minister. ' His acquaintance with Meighen went back to their university days, and he knew him to be too extreme and patently ambitious, narrow, and inflexible. He was not a man for the times (King was Providence's answer to that). Moreover, Meighen was the author of the conscription bill, which should damn him eternally in Quebec. This happy development quite took King's mind off the divisions within his own party.
26 Jacques Bureau was urging his friend to take the plunge. 27 Lapointe was hesitant. He had a loyal riding that regularly re-elected him. Why should he risk his political future? He had his family to provide for: Mirny and the two children, nine-year-old Odette and eight-year-old Hugues, whom they still called Baby. He was very happy in his marriage. Mimy Lapointe was a handsome, reserved woman whose life revolved around her husband's career and her children. While Ernest was in Ottawa for the parliamentary sessions she remained in their large rented house in Riviere-du-Loup.
Now King was planning an extensive tour of the West for September and wanted Lapointe to accompany him. Lapointe's initial response was that it would entail a sacrifice for him to be away from his new law practice for more than a few weeks in the fall. King took him at his word. In the latter part of August Lapointe received a letter from King. The tour was going to last some six to eight weeks, and bearing in mind what Lapointe had tofd him, King had arranged with Dr Henri Beland to take over part of the tour.