Articles and blogs about Québécois culture, reflections on the 1837 rebellion and other points of Canadian history
Event: The Patriots Take To the Streets Canoe Infos/Quebecor Media, May 18, 2009
The day began with a short rally at the former prison at Pied-du-Courant, where many patriots, including François-Marie-Thomas Chevalier de Lorimier were hanged. Read more
Lecture hails French language as bringer of peace, freedoms The Daily Star, Lebanon, April 17, 2008
The Department of Journalism at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik presented a lecture titled "International Relations and Francophone Employed for the Dialogue of Civilizations," focusing on the advantages of being francophone, on Wednesday. Read more
O Canada, Our Home and Native Land December 12, 2007
I recently read the letters that Chevalier de Lorimier wrote as he was awaiting his execution, which took place in the morning of the 15th of February, 1839. He was charged with high treason, was part of the Patriotes Rebellion. What I was most moved by in the letters of his final days was how set he was, I guess you could say he was resilient, perseverent, courageous, etc., in the face of his own mortality. Read more.
Seizing Solitude: Québécois culture is still in danger By Alexandre de Lorimier McGill Daily, November 19, 2007
Ignorance and incomprehension have proliferated in the ongoing debate on Québécois identity and reasonable accommodation. Issues stemming from manifold debates have been mixed into the same pot, to the point where each specific problem is taken out of context and poorly understood.Read more.
170 years later: the 1837-38 Insurrections By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban, November 14, 2007
Some may think the bright red walls of the new exhibition in Montreal’s Pointe à Callières Museum refer to the uniforms British troops wore when they fought against the rebels in both Upper and Lower Canada. Others believe the red refers to the blood of those on both sides who fought and died during the Canadian insurrections of 1837-38. Read more.
Revolution was short, but important to Canadian history By Steven Howell Canada.com, November 9, 2007
Almost 170 years to the day, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History, thoroughly and thoughtfully explores a tumultuous time in Quebec and Canadian history with 1837-1838 Rebellions: Patriotes vs Loyalists. Read more.
Celebrating the life and times of the de Lorimier Family