Once described as talkative and forthright – a hard man to dislike – Louis R. Comeau has always, above all, been an advocate for the Acadian community. Elected to the House of Commons in 1968, he was at the forefront of the shift that Bilingualism and Biculturalism brought to the status of French-language minorities in Canada in the 1970s. With the energy, foresight and skills to be an agent of change, he brought Université Sainte-Anne into the modern era, he transformed his grandfather`s box factory, and he led Nova Scotia Power from a public utility to a profitable enterprise. Yet, his biographical journey begins with the arrival of his ancestors in North America almost four hundred years ago. Sally Ross, an expert in Acadian history and society, explores the diverse paths that Louis R. Comeau has followed since his childhood in rural Nova Scotia, to Parliament Hill, as an MP, then back to Church Point, and Halifax, never far from his Acadian roots. Here is a man who moves seamlessly between politics, education and industry, ready to lead others towards progress.

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Biography, Biography and Memoir

Format: Paperback / softback

Dimensions: 124

ISBN: 9781897462386

SKU: FE0029

Publication Date: October 1st, 2015

Louis R. Comeau