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Language policy 
without the emotion

With the Parti Québécois winning the September 4 general election, language politics has once again been primed in Quebec and across Canada. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Bruce Hicks
 

 
 
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The francophone discovery of Jewish Quebec

Sympathetic interest among francophone Quebecers in the Jewish community in their midst is recent; it dates from the 1980s. Three new books in French indicate that this interest has reached a certain level of maturity [From Inr...
by Bob Chodos
 

 

 
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English versus French: A comparison of vitality in Quebec and Ontario yields surprising results

Is Camille Laurin’s dream that Quebec should be as French as Ontario is English turning into a nightmare? [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Charles Castonguay
 

 
 
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Belgium: less than the sum of its parts?

A part from chocolate and beer, one of the major products exported from Belgium over the last two decades has been its constitutional model. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Johanne Poirier
 

 

 
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Francophone immigration 
beyond the Bilingual Belt

As a journalist, Graham Fraser could be critical of Canada’s language policy, but he did find a bright spot: attracting francophone immigrants to bolster the francophone minorities outside Quebec. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Charles Castonguay
 

 
 
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Linguistic peace: a time to take stock

Statistics Canada’s release of 2006 census data on language brought forth a number of reactions, particularly in Quebec. [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by Linda Cardinal
 

 

 
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Language: how well are we doing?

An introduction by John Richards on the Language section of Issue 23 [From Inroads 23, 2008]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Bouchard-Taylor and nation-building

Lurking behind reasonable accommodation in the commission’s consultation document, Seeking Common Ground, are issues relating to nation-building in Quebec. [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Alan Cairns
 

 

 
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The Quebec language question is back

From Saint-Léonard to the Bouchard-Taylor Commission [From Inroads 22, 2008]
by Christian Rioux