It was an appropriate assessment given that their relationship had turned violent in the Rebellions ofwhich were quickly suppressed by the British military. Any search for a theme to francophone-anglophone relations must take into account the fact that the francophone community constitutes a linguistic and cultural minority of some 6.
That is putting it mildly, for sure. A bit of history, to set the stage. The French were the first Europeans to explore and establish settlements in what is now Canada.
The first locations were what is now Quebec City and Montreal. For about years they explored to the west as far as Lake of the Woods, establishing trade relations with the Aboriginals, for furs. Inthe British defeated the French army at the battle of The Plains of Abraham, out side the walls of Quebec City it is the oldest walled city in North America over years old now and they took control of the entire northern half of North America, Now flash forward to The US civil war has just ended and the US army is about one million men strong.
The threat of invasion by the Fenians, plus the bloodbath that was the US cvil war with over Americans dead, was the catalyst for the confederation of the origiinal four Canadian Provinces Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario into a nation, with a Federal Government, and paliament in Ottawa.
Quebec demanded and received special rights and a gurantee of language equality with English speakers. A united Canada was stronger and more able to resist the Fenians than four seperate Provinces would be. Quebec is emerging as a hot bed of political extreamists, that want to create a "seperate nation " that would be split from Canada.
They elect a Provincial Government that is dedicated to that ideal.
A small goup of left wing radicals, the FLQ, start a bombing campain in Montreal blowing up mailboxes and other symbols of the Federal Government. This takes place in October of The October Crisis, results in the declaration of marshal law and the mobilisation of the Candian Army, and the RCMP, both of which sent thousands of men to Montreal, and Ottawa, to guard important people and buildings I was one of them.
The FLQ managed to get some of their main leaders out of Canada to Cuba, where they stayed for more than 20 years. In order to fully understand the "Tensions " that exist, you really need to do some reading.
The Two Solitudes about the huge divide between the two language groups. Quebec has had two go rounds on a seperation vote. Both times the result was a razor sharp pecentage to stay IN Canada.
How close was it, 49 to As a result the Federal Parliament passed a peice of legislation that sets out exactly HOW a speration vote may happen. Now to the present day situation.
The economy of Quebec is in bad shape, with higher unemployment than the national avearage.
The Quebec Government is having a hard time keeping things afloat, and they are having to concentrate on running the place, not seperating.English Canadians or Anglo-Canadians (French: Canadiens anglais), refers to either Canadians of English ethnic origin and heritage or to English-speaking or Anglophone, Canadians of any ethnic origin; it is used primarily in contrast with French Canadians.
Canada is an officially bilingual state, with English and French official language communities.. Immigrant cultural groups ostensibly. Living in Montreal is easy if you wish French to be the language of instruction.
For schools with lessons taught in English, you may have to look harder. Cultural Differences between Australia and England. Australia’s Convict heritage forms a kind of glue that binds it to Britain. Of course, British and Australians naturally approach the heritage in a .
Irish Canadians (Irish: Gaedheal-Cheanadaigh) are Canadian citizens who have full or partial Irish heritage including descendants who trace their ancestry to immigrants who originated in Ireland. million Irish immigrants arrived from to , and at least half of those in the period from –By , they were the second largest ethnic group (after the French), and comprised.
Transcript of Conflict between French and English Canadians.
- This referendum tore families and friends apart and increased tension between the french and English canadians. - Trudeau made a promise to the french speaking people of Quebec to make a reform. Canada’s conscious and successful striving after unity should be borne in mind as we examine another great and permanent problem of the country: preserving and encouraging harmonious relations between French Canada and English Canada.