Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ideas on Pierre Bédard

Ideas on CBC Radio explores the ideas of Pierre Bédard, early Quebec politician and theorist of parliamentary government, tomorrow night (and doubtless via streaming, podcasts, Sirius sat-radio and what have you).  Here's the DCB account of his life, and here's the Ideas' blurb  
A bronze bust of Pierre Bédard was recently unveiled in the Quebec National Assembly. Bédard was a journalist, politician, judge and nationalist leader Lower Canada, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was an early advocate of responsible government. Bédard was also a philosopher who engaged in imaginary dialogues with Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot and Montesquieu. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy explores his significance for Quebec today. 
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