Champlain and Landry

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Looking out the window of our room I saw below the statue of Samuel de Champlain, the “Father of New France” and founder of Québec City in 1608. To the left the Canadian flag flew at half-mast to recognise the death of Bernard Landry, a former Premier of the Province, and a separatist. The image struck me as the concurrence of three texts: a beginning and an end, in a place willing to remember both.

View from the Chateau Frontenac, Québec City


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