English-Speaking Québec: The Emergence of a Disillusioned Minority

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Title
English-Speaking Québec: The Emergence of a Disillusioned Minority
Abstract
An opinion of why seventy percent of English-speaking Quebecers voted for the Equality Party, an English-rights political movement, in the 1989 Quebec provincial election. Four members of that party were elected. The author concludes that the vote was a reaction to the passage of Bill 178, which employed the “notwithstanding” clauses of both the Canadian and Quebec Charter of Rights to side-step a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that Bill 101’s banning of bilingual commercial signs was unconstitutional. Bill 178 was seen as a repudiation of anglophones’ attempt to integrate into Quebec society as a distinct minority.
Book Title
Québec: State and Society
Edition
2nd
Place
Scarborough, ON
Publisher
Nelson Canada
Date
1993
Pages
338-348
Language
en
Citation
Rudin, Ronald. “English-Speaking Québec: The Emergence of a Disillusioned Minority.” In Québec: State and Society, edited by Alain-G. Gagnon, 338–348. 2nd ed. Scarborough, ON: Nelson Canada, 1993.
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