Community Besieged: The Anglophone Minority and the Politics of Quebec

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Community Besieged: The Anglophone Minority and the Politics of Quebec
Abstract
The author contends that until the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s, English-speaking Quebecers seldom thought of themselves as a minority, or of the Quebec government as having much influence on their lives. This book describes the circumstances that allowed English-speaking Quebecers to live in virtual isolation from their francophone neighbours for almost a century after Confederation. The new political issues of post-1960 – language policy, educational reform, sovereignty and the constitution – undermined the old system of elite accommodation (consociational democracy) in Quebec but created a new sense of Anglophone identity. The author also looks at the changing relations of Quebec Anglophones with the major political parties, as well as the role of newer (but now defunct) entities such as Alliance Quebec and the Equality Party.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date
1999
Language
en
Citation
Stevenson, Garth. Community Besieged: The Anglophone Minority and the Politics of Quebec. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999.
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