Intervenir en faveur de la justice sociale et des droits de la minorité juive : la carrière politique de Peter Bercovitch à l'Assemblée législative du Québec, 1916-1938

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Intervenir en faveur de la justice sociale et des droits de la minorité juive : la carrière politique de Peter Bercovitch à l'Assemblée législative du Québec, 1916-1938
Abstract
The McGill University-educated Peter Bercovitch (1879-1942) was a Quebec (1916-1938) and federal (1938-1942) politician. In provincial politics, he was re-elected six times under the Liberal Party banner in the Montreal riding of Saint-Louis, serving for twenty-two consecutive years. Bercovitch was an ardent advocate for social justice and the rights of all Quebecers, regardless of their origin or religion. However, he was especially noted as a defender of the rights of the Jewish minority in Quebec, fighting for the education rights of Jewish children in the province. He also fought against anti-semitism that was prevalent in a number of Quebec newspapers during that period. The author argues that his defence of Jewish minority rights undoubtedly deprived him of a post in the Cabinet of Louis Alexandre Taschereau in 1931.
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Master's Thesis
University
Université de Ottawa
Place
Ottawa, ON
Date
2007
Language
fr
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Richer, Geneviève. “Intervenir en faveur de la justice sociale et des droits de la minorité juive : la carrière politique de Peter Bercovitch à l’Assemblée législative du Québec, 1916-1938.” Master’s Thesis, Université de Ottawa, 2007. https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/27911/1/MR49270.PDF.
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