MAUM2004.b | Parti acadien (1972-1982)
Parti acadien (1972-1982)
About 1976, 20th century
This artefact belongs to: © Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton
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.
The poster was made using an engraving technique called lithography.
Jocelyn Jean probably designed this poster while he was teaching at the Bathurst campus of the Université de Moncton.
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.
This Parti acadien poster was designed by Jocelyn Jean.