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By Patrick Sénécal

Il était une fois... Alice, une jeune fille curieuse, délurée, fonceuse et intelligente de Brossard. À dix-huit ans, poussée par son besoin d'affirmation de soi, elle décide qu'il est temps de quitter le cégep et le cocon familial pour aller vivre sa vie là où tout est attainable, c'est-à-dire dans l. a. métropole. À l. a. suite d'une rencontre fortuite dans le métro, Alice aboutit dans un quartier dont elle n'a jamais entendu parler et où les gens sont extrêmement bizarres. Mais c'est general, non ? Elle est à Montréal et dans toute grande ville qui se respecte, il y a plein d'excentriques, comme Charles ou Verrue, d'illuminés, comme Andromaque ou Chess, et d'êtres encore plus inquiétants, comme Bone et Chair… Alice s'installe donc et mord à pleines dents dans l. a. vie, prête à tout pour se tailler une position. Or, elle ne peut savoir que là où elle a élu abode, l'expression être « prêt à tout » revêt un sens très particulier…

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Hence the state’s ‘direction’ of the economy by measures of nationalization and modernization, realized in the Gaullist boom of the 1960s. De Gaulle, as head of state, is the incarnation of the nation: ‘It is necessary that the state have a head, that is, a leader, in whom the nation can see, beyond everyday fluctuations, the man who is in charge of the essentials and who is the guarantor of its destiny’ (p. 240). But in this grandiose vision it is nevertheless election by the people (de Gaulle’s great constitutional reform of 1962 was approved by referendum) which imparts legitimacy to the head of state.

Rights which correspond to these duties: personal freedom, liberty of conscience, freedom of contract and the right to work, right to organize. Guarantee of the security of life and property to all. (quoted by Thomson, 145–6) It is not difficult to see, beyond the universal principles of justice and freedom, the specific values of the bourgeois Republic: obedience to the law, discipline, devotion Education 39 to the flag, freedom of contract, right to work and, above all, ‘security of life and property’.

But major problems remain. In particular, there was no attempt to allocate rationally the functions of the various local authorities: existing powers were left intact and new ones just added. Thus, France continues to live with its 36,000 communes, 96 departments and 22 regions – one of the most fragmented systems of local government in Western Europe (Wright, pp. 297, 309). Further, the Socialist government would not reform the internal decision-making structures of local government: the power of local elites – the notables – is still characteristic of French politics.

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