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Reversing the anglo exodus?

Posted by SOSA Webteam on September 16, 2017 in News

Quebec's premier Philiippe Couillard recently extended an invitation to anglophones to come and make their lives in the province again. But will they take him up on the offer? SOSA anthropologist Dr. Martha Radice, who published a book on Anglo-Montréalers back in 2000, was one of the experts invited to comment on the possible migration of anglophones to Quebec in a special dossier published in francophone daily newspaper La Presse.

After decades of anglophone "exodus," statistics show a slight rise in the number of anglophones settling in Quebec, but it's unlikely they're the same ones who left in between the referendums. "Focus on future Anglo-Quebecers rather than ex-Anglo-Quebecers," advised Dr. Radice. "There are many people who are attracted to Quebec without neccessarily having a deep history there."