Bonheur d’occasion named historic

The 1945 publication of Bonheur d’occasion (usually known as The Tin Flute in English) was declared an historic event by the Quebec culture minister on Buy a Quebec Book Day, Saturday. The Gabrielle Roy book was so ubiquitous as an assigned text in school that I feel the weight of having had to read it, although I don’t have any memory of the story at all.

The neighbourhood history series in Metro has a piece on St-Henri this week.