A direct descendent of a fille du roi, the author, after serving in the RCAF, becomes a civil servant in hometown Quebec City. From his position on the Superior Council of Education, he lives the Quiet Revolution. A French Protestant, he fights for Protestant (English-language) education, his dedication evident in this fascinating and lively book of faith, schooling and politics.
If Andrew Roy has symbols in his life they could be well be the Golden Dog and the Wolfe-Montcalm monument. Le Chien d’Or would represent the virtue of patience and his striving to support the underdog; the statue his belief that in spite of difference of faith and politics, the people of Quebec have been and continue to be amazing!
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