Jeune-Canada

Jeune-Canada, a FRENCH CANADIAN NATIONALIST movement, founded 1932 in Montréal during the Great Depression. Its membership of some 20 university students included André LAURENDEAU, Pierre DANSEREAU and Gérard FILION.

Jeune-Canada

Jeune-Canada, a FRENCH CANADIAN NATIONALIST movement, founded 1932 in Montréal during the Great Depression. Its membership of some 20 university students included André LAURENDEAU, Pierre DANSEREAU and Gérard FILION. They supported a conservative form of nationalism based on the protection of francophone rights in Canada and the defence of Québec as a Catholic, French, rural and agricultural society whose destiny was one of economic and political independence.

For 5 years its members led an awakening of Québec nationalism, speaking at meetings, publishing pamphlets and attacking economic monopolies and governments. By 1938, as the Depression neared its end, the movement faded.