The Life and Legacy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7 p.m.
Mark the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth with a scholarly evening examining the historical significance of Canada’s seventh prime minister.
Special guests Réal Bélanger and Éric Bédard will discuss Laurier’s private life, his political and public life, and his legacy. This event, of particular interest to adults and students with an interest in history and political science, will also showcase Laurier-related artifacts from the Museum collection.
French presentation with simultaneous translation in English.
Réal Bélanger holds a doctorate in Canadian and Quebec political history. A retired professor from the history department at the Université Laval, he has been the directeur général adjoint of the Dictionnaire biographique du Canada/Dictionary of Canadian Biography (DBC/DCB) since 1998. He won the Maxime Raymond prize in 1990 for his book entitled Wilfrid Laurier. Quand la politique devient passion.
Éric Bédard holds a doctorate in history from McGill University and is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies. In November 2012, he published Histoire du Québec pour les Nuls (Paris, First). He is currently the host of the television series Figures marquantes de notre histoire (MATv).