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Québec independence movement

Drawn from the collections of the McCord Museum, this selection consists of some 100 cartoons on the idea of Québec independence from the 1950s to today. Most of the drawings were done by cartoonists John Collins (1917-2007), Normand Hudon (1929-1997), Aislin (born 1942), Serge Chapleau (born 1945) and Éric Godin (born 1964), who all worked, or still work, for Montreal newspapers.


  • Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale (RIN)
  • Founding of the Parti Québécois (PQ)
  • Constitutional debates and referendums

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Rowing Away Quebec (M997.63.211)

Drawing, cartoon
Rowing Away Quebec
Normand Hudon
1964?, 20th century

Simplement, la question: (M998.48.87)

Drawing, cartoon
Simplement, la question:
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
1995, 20th century

Hydro may be on a roll, but not the R.I.N.... (M997.63.472)

Drawing, cartoon
Hydro may be on a roll, but not the R.I.N....
Normand Hudon
1964, 20th century