Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (August 8, 2013)
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Patrician Liberal examines the lifestyles and occupation of a ignored determine in Canadian heritage, Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière. This publication presents a close account of Joly’s political profession as Quebec ideal, cupboard minister within the Laurier executive, and lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, in addition to his public function as a French-speaking Protestant promoter of nationwide harmony, a number one spokesperson for the Canadian wooded area conservation flow, a Quebec seigneur, and father to a wide and committed family.Joly’s existence serves as a prism during which writer J.I. Little elucidates vital subject matters in Quebec and Canadian society, economic climate, politics, and tradition throughout the Victorian and Edwardian eras. As Little unearths, Joly’s tale is very attention-grabbing for the way heavily the conflicting forces in his existence – spiritual, cultural, and social – reflected these of a Canadian society straining to forge a cohesive and designated nationwide id.