Opinion: As an English-speaking Quebecer, I feel ‘in between’

We exist in two spaces at the same time, yet somehow in neither of them completely, like standing in the doorway between two rooms.

Throughout my life, I have sometimes felt that I do not fully belong. For instance, my dad is from Dorval, and his parents were active participants in West Island life. My mom’s parents were raised on farms in the hills northwest of Thetford Mines. Having been raised with roots in both communities, I feel at times that belonging to one excludes me from fully being a part of the other.

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