150+ Canadians Day 138: Roch Carrier

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Roch Carrier contributes to peace by writing about the effects of war. #Canada150

Roch Carrier wrote the novel La Guerre, Yes Sir! in 1968. It is set in a Québec village during the Second World War and exposes the violence in society, tensions between French and English-speaking Quebecers, and the impact of conscription on everyone’s lives. It was translated into English and adapted for the stage in 1970.

Carrier’s story, Le chandail de hockey (The Hockey Sweater, in English) is a Canadian classic with an excerpt once printed on the Canadian $5 bill.

Carrier has been the National Librarian of Canada and chair of the Canada Council.

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