Maurice Duplessis – Quebec

The Premiers

Maurice Duplessis – Quebec

This ten-part series documents the lives and legacies of ten dynamic provincial leaders from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador. Produced by award-winning journalist Holly Doan, the Premiers focuses on the premiers and provinces that shaped a nation.

Known as “The Boss,” two-time premier Maurice Premier Duplessis governed with absolute control and political tactics some considered corrupt. Although his era became known as “la Grande noirceur” (The Great Darkness), Mr. Duplessis delivered roads, hospitals, and prosperity for Quebecers. Featuring rarely seen archival footage and lively interviews with notables, including biographer Conrad Black, the documentary captures the drama of the Maurice Duplessis era.


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Holly Doan

Holly is an award-winning journalist and Canada’s leading producer of political history documentaries for television. She joined CPAC in 2002 as a contributor to PrimeTime Politics and has produced Our Times, The Fifties, The Premiers, The Prime Ministers and The Rideau Canal. Holly also served as CTV China Bureau Chief, CTV Toronto correspondent, political affairs specialist for CTV in Ottawa and legislature reporter for CBC Alberta.