Invasion, Succession and Conflict: The Case of St. Leonard, Quebec

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Invasion, Succession and Conflict: The Case of St. Leonard, Quebec
Abstract
Between 1951 and 1971, over 90,000 Italian immigrants came to Quebec, the vast majority eventually settling in the predominately Francophone Montreal suburb of St. Leonard. In 1967, the so-called St. Leonard Crisis erupted when the local school board enacted a policy removing bilingual primary schools from the municipality, the great majority of which were attended by the Italian children, in order to compel the Italian parents in Saint-Leonard to send their children to unilingual French schools. The school board noted that more than eighty-five percent of the Italian children went to Anglophone high schools after leaving primary school. In order to fight this move, the Italian parents, in February 1968, founded the Saint-Leonard English Catholic Association of Parents. To counter this organization, Francophones established the Mouvement pour l'intégration scolaire. The two communities often clashed - in the courts, in the media, and in the streets - forcing the provincial government to introduce ever-more stringent language laws (Bill 63, Bill 22 and Bill 101) in the province.
Type
PhD dissertation
University
Pennsylvania State University
Place
[S.l.]
Date
1974
Language
en
Citation
Smith, Courtney David Campbell. “Invasion, Succession and Conflict: The Case of St. Leonard, Quebec.” PhD dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.
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