The Vitality of the English-Speaking Communities of Quebec: From Community Decline to Revival

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Title
The Vitality of the English-Speaking Communities of Quebec: From Community Decline to Revival
Abstract
The book portrays a portrait of the group vitality of the English-speaking communities of Quebec. The editor points out that the enduring stereotype about the Anglophones of Quebec is that it is a pampered minority whose economic clout is such that federal or provincial support for the maintenance and development of its institutions is hardly necessary. This view of the privileged status of Quebec Anglos is widely held not only by the Francophone majority of Quebec but also by many leaders of Francophone communities across Canada. On the few occasions that Anglophones in the rest of Canada (ROC) spare a thought to the Anglophones of Quebec, either this idealised view of the community prevails, or they are portrayed as residents of a linguistic gulag whose rights are trampled on a regular and ongoing basis. The author contends that the books' essays portray a balanced view of this minority population.
Place
Moncton, NB
Publisher
Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities
Date
2008
Language
en
URL
Citation
Bourhis, Richard Y., ed. The Vitality of the English-Speaking Communities of Quebec: From Community Decline to Revival. Moncton, NB: Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities, 2008. http://www.qcgn.ca/storage/website-resources/library/documents/publications/Bourhis%20publication.pdf#page=173.
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