The Story of Angus
Article Oct. 28, 2020

The Story of Angus

The work of the Société de développement Angus is a reflection of the city's development and an extraordinary commitment to wealth re-distribution and fighting inequality. A close-up of the captivating story behind this innovative social economy company.

Angus, the Book

Angus, un roman social et économique was just released in bookstores. After telling the story of the industrial past of the Angus Shops, author Gaétan Nadeau tackles a new era - that of the social economy. The story spans three decades (1992-2020). For the women and men of Angus, whose daily lives are described in the story, this has been the adventure of a lifetime.

A Story of Resiliency

The SDA’s story is truly extraordinary. It was born of a desire to seek social justice and was driven by courageous, at times unmethodical, but often visionary characters. This second installment covers Angus’ contemporary saga: the heady challenges it faced, its remarkable achievements, and also some rough patches along the way.

A Modern Quest

Readers are thrust into a modern quest in which unsung heroes attempt to re-inject beauty and pride into their city.

How to get the book

Angus, un roman social et économique is on sale at Paulines and other fine bookstores near you.


Gaétan Nadeau is a writer, researcher and journalist who has also been involved in municipal, provincial and federal politics. He ran as a candidate for the NDP in 1988 and for the NDP Quebec leadership in 1989. He has also worked tirelessly for the ACEF (associations coopératives d’économie familiale) and the Ligue des Droits et Libertés. Mr. Nadeau holds a master’s degree in Law from the Université de Montréal and began PhD studies in regional development before returning to politics. He has since retired to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, far from the hustle and bustle of the big city.