MAUM2004.b | Parti acadien (1972-1982)

Parti acadien (1972-1982)
About 1976, 20th century
On paper
This artefact belongs to: © Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton
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Keys to History

In the 1960s and 1970s, many Acadians expressed their discontent with the political situation in New Brunswick. At the suggestion of Professor André Dumont, of Collège de Bathurst, the Parti acadien was founded on February 6, 1972.

The party, with mostly young members, opposed the traditional ideology of the élite and that of the Robichaud government. The Acadian community, bilingualism, education and socioeconomic reforms were at the heart of their platform.

Despite running candidates in several elections, the Parti acadien never managed to win any seats. Because of the lack of human and financial resources and disagreements that divided the membership, the party was officially dissolved on November 1, 1986, after being inactive for a few years.

  • What

    The poster was made using an engraving technique called lithography.

  • Where

    Jocelyn Jean probably designed this poster while he was teaching at the Bathurst campus of the Université de Moncton.

  • When

    Despite consulting former party members, and despite the fact that the poster design is typical of the 1970s, the exact year it was printed has not been confirmed.

  • Who

    This Parti acadien poster was designed by Jocelyn Jean.