French Canada

RedBlacks, Redskins and Blackface

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

The National Capital Region will soon welcome a new CFL football club. At the time, Franco-Ontarian football fans (and those in nearby Gatineau, QC) expected a club in financial trouble would make efforts to reach as many supporters as possible, including 250,000 Francophones in the region. Fat chance. The Renegades even failed to include French on their official website.

A French-Canadian Enclave in Nova Scotia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Cheticamp, at the southwestern entrance of the national park, is the most eye-catching community on the Cabot Trail because the colourful houses, many of them painted in the blue, red and white symbols of the Acadian people, stand out and invite you to stop.

Bad News For Bilingualism

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living

The proportion of Canadians able to conduct a conversation in both English and French declined for the first time between the 2001 and 2011 censuses a...

French-Canadians Victims Of 'Soft Ethnocide,' Report Finds

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The quest to make Quebec independence a key part of the public debate hit what one of its supporters calls a familiar roadblock Monday: low...

Is Multiculturalism Stifling Bilingualism?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Have the two forces that have defined Canadian culture for the past 40 years — multiculturalism and bilingualism — turned on each other?T...

The Price Tag For Bilingualism

The Huffington Post Canada | Ilan Mester | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Politics

A new study has found the price tag for bilingualism in Canada is $2.4 billion per year. The report from the Fraser Institute claims the federal go...

En Français, S.V.P.!

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

English-speaking Canada is often guilty of painting Quebec as a tantrum-throwing child. Now, I'm not one to deny that my province can be quite vocal and even unreasonable at times, but asking for important federal positions to be filled with bilingual candidates is not unreasonable.

Do as Quebecers Do: Read a Book

Jon Ossoff | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada
Jon Ossoff

Two young women are unfolding a blanket, preparing to enjoy the warm afternoon rays. They reach into their bags, search a few moments, and pull out -- what? An iPod? iPad? iPhone? Laptop? No, to my surprise each reaches into her bag and pulls out a paperback book and begins to read.