Profile of the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships (2010)

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Profile of the English-speaking Community in the Eastern Townships
Second Edition
by Joanne Pocock & Brenda Hartwell

ISBN: 978-0-9686298-6-4

As a minority within a minority, Quebec’s English-speaking community finds itself in an interesting situation. Its people are a provincial linguistic minority within a French-speaking majority, which is itself a linguistic minority within the English-speaking majority in Canada and in North America.

Different English-speaking communities in Quebec have distinct realities. The English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships shares some  characteristics with other English-speaking communities in Quebec, but it 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....