Gabrielle Roy’s unique perspective and writing have been heralded as some of the finest and most original in the literature of Quebec and Canada at large. Roy’s unique perspective lies in her national identity, which drew from her decision to only write in French and from her Quẻbẻcois identity. While living in England in the 1930s, Roy had met Ukranian nationalists involved in the struggle against the Soviet Union, effectively aligning them with the Nazis. These ideologies were at odds with Roy’s inherently Canadian, socially democratic, and liberal political identity formed in Manitoba. Roy was deeply disturbed by the Quebec sovereignist movement, which advocated for independence for the Canadian province, believing that though French-Canadian identity was a different experience from English-Canadian identity, a strong, united, and diverse Canada was important.