Whether they sat as Conservatives, Liberals, or independents, Acadian politicians did their best to represent the interests of a disadvantaged minority. Compromise was often necessary, as is shown in the biography of one of Acadia’s most important politicians, Sir Pierre-Amand LANDRY.
“In 1878, when the schools controversy and anti-Catholic feeling had died down somewhat, he was able to run as an independent in the provincial election. Party affiliation proved more of a political necessity than ever, and he finally aligned himself with the Conservatives. He carefully avoided the question of the schools act and promoted the only possible policy for the Acadian minority: moderation and tolerance.”
To discover more about the roles played by Acadian politicians, browse through the list of biographies below.