IS THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY BEING USED AS A POLITICAL ACCESSORY IN QUEBEC?

Of late, notably regarding the tuition targeting of Quebec’s three English universities, suggests CJAD radio host Elias Makos, more voices in francophone media have started “coming to the defence of Anglos.” Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), welcomes signs of this apparent turn: “It’s been a long time coming.” She emphatically agrees with a weekend column in La Presse by Michel C. Auger, “that the Legault government has been using our community as a political football, on all fronts.” Indeed, with Bill 15 as the latest example, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government wages wedge politics – using the English-speaking community as its tool, she specifies – “to create diversion. And division.”

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