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M965.199.5765
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Drawing, cartoon
Party Games
John Collins
1970, 20th century
Ink, graphite and opaque white on paper
37.1 x 29.2 cm
Gift of Mr. John Collins - The Gazette
M965.199.5765
© McCord Museum

Keys to History:

There was a certain excitement in the air before the 1970 Quebec general election was called. It is reflected in the attitude of Uno Who -- a recurrent character in John Collins's cartoons representing the anonymous average citizen -- who is trying out a novel method for determining the exact date of the expected election.

What:

The 1970 general election, which took place in a particularly effervescent political climate, was contested by four major parties that all had a good chance of electing members to the National Assembly -- a rare occurrence in Québec provincial politics.

Where:

The election was held in all the ridings in Québec.

When:

The election took place on April 29, 1970.

Who:

The faces drawn on the numbers hanging over Uno Who's head are those of the leaders of the four major political parties: Robert Bourassa (Québec Liberal Party), Jean-Jacques Bertrand (Union Nationale), Camil Samson (Social Credit) and René Lévesque (Parti Québécois).

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