Profile of the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships (2006)

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Profile of the English-speaking Community in the Eastern Townships

First Edition 

by Kalina Klimp

ISBN: 0-9686298-3-0


The purpose of this short publication is to profile and illuminate current realities of the English-speaking population of the Eastern Townships. It is a summary of research studies conducted during the period of approximately 1999 to 2005. Research includes initiatives from academia, the public sector at the local, provincial and federal levels and private research institutions.
The English-speaking minority of Quebec is in an interesting situation, as a provincial linguistic minority within a French-speaking majority, which is itself a linguistic minority in the English-speaking majority in Canada and in North America as a whole.

The different English-speaking communities in Quebec have distinct realities: Montrealers and various regional communities do not necessarily have shared experiences. The English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships shares some characteristics with other English-speaking communities in Quebec, but also has unique characteristics. English speakers in the Eastern Townships are defined by specific demographics and socio-economic realities. They have made different past and present contributions to the community at large, and face distinct future challenges....

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