Wednesday, November 08, 2006

So much for the "dead ducks" approach! Quebec decides to support Canada's francophone minorities

This could potentially be a huge deal. The Quebec government has apparently decided to reassert its pre-1970s role of supporting the development of Canada's francophone minorities.

This role was abandonded by Quebec and assumed by the federal government under Trudeau's watch. I'm fascinated to see whether this commitment lasts, and how it plays out in the long run. I'm racing off soon to catch a flight to Montreal, but will put up a much more detailed post on this later. This is incredibly exciting news for a scholar of francophone Canada, and I'll be watching this story closely in the weeks to come.

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2 Comments:

At 12:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First...great site. I'll be back!

#2...Yes, I too think this is an excellent idea and would take it one step further. I will send an email on a related proposal.

#3 Perhaps this may be of interest to you "Nationalism. What is our history? What is our future?"

 
At 12:42 pm, Anonymous Halden said...

This is very good news on 2 fronts:

1. I think there is a void in the French community of a central office.

2. It extends the olive branch to french communities outside Québec that sometimes feel ignore both by feds and Québec.

On a side note your book looks very interesting.

 

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