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  • Kate 16:48 on 2018-02-17 Permalink | Reply  

    Anglophones feel disrespected and underrepresented according to government consultations. CTV also spoke to Martin Patriquin (video), who cannily observes that the PLQ is courting the anglo vote this fall, but will stop short of doing anything likely to provoke PQ or CAQ taunts and public opprobrium.

    The Journal has a whole dossier on this, including a piece that gets into the specifics, alleging that young anglos feel Bill 101 ought to be softened, a notion guaranteed to provoke a strong reaction. However, it’s interesting that the survey shows that it’s younger anglos who sense a more unhappy relationship between anglos and francos. My impression had been the reverse – that it’s cranky old anglos who feel this way, while younger folks, many of whom would’ve been educated in French anyway, were less likely to feel a division. But I’m prepared to admit this impression is mistaken.

    More than half the young anglos surveyed are hoping or planning to leave Quebec.

    Update: More pieces, including two resuming the bonjour-hi theme and the people who love it, also a claim that anglos may abandon the PLQ for the CAQ. I have doubts about this, but then most of my friends have been voting QS for awhile anyway, not PLQ.

    Another update: Richard Martineau weighs in. You know, I’m kind of enjoying my weekend, I’m not going to read this one. Maybe someone else can summarize it for me.

    • Kate 10:31 on 2018-02-17 Permalink | Reply  

      Medium has a heavily sardonic guide to gentrifying the Mile End – and note that it’s “the” Mile End to this writer, re a recent discussion here on the usage.

      • Kate 07:28 on 2018-02-17 Permalink | Reply  

        Police are looking into a 2008 cold case in Rosemont: the murder of a young woman in her apartment by someone who started a fire to try to destroy the evidence.

        • Kate 07:12 on 2018-02-17 Permalink | Reply  

          The city has reserves on several key pieces of land toward building the blue line metro extension, they’re about to lapse and can’t be renewed, but no money has been promised by Quebec to get the project started. Five stations are on the dream map to extend the line to Anjou but it’s been vapourware for decades, politicians giving the idea lip service but nothing else.

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