Series 6 - Comments on Lucien Bouchard

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UTA 1682-6

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Comments on Lucien Bouchard

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  • 1997-1999 (Creation)

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0.02 m of textual records

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This small series documents the controversy surrounding comments provided by Dr. Rakoff pertaining to the psychological profile of Lucien Bouchard. These comments were made in memos sent to Dr. John Godfrey, which were then made available to high level officials in the government and the media. Some made complaints against Dr. Rakoff, on the grounds that he had provided a psychiatric diagnosis of a man he’d never met. Dr. Rakoff maintained that he was merely using his expertise to comment on the public presentation of a political figure. Records include correspondence, Dr. Rakoff’s statements and responses to the controversy, and substantial media coverage.

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B2015-0011/005(02)-(03)

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