Lesage, Laporte, Saulnier in 1966
Archives de Montréal has put up a set of photos showing several politicians playing golf in 1966 not long after the defeat of Jean Lesage‘s Liberal party. Lesage, looking kind of unfit here, had come into power in 1960 and launched the Quiet Revolution but the more conservative underbelly of Quebec got cold feet and turned back to Daniel Johnson‘s Union nationale in 1966. Also present are Lucien Saulnier, co-founder of the Civic Party with Jean Drapeau, and Pierre Laporte, assassinated four years later by the FLQ. Lesage died in 1980 and Saulnier in 1989, the same year the Union nationale was dissolved.