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Graeme Decarie

The October Crisis and the Destruction of the “Canayen” Culture

By Graeme Decarie on November 4, 2010

The young professor snapped his pencil in half in an act of passionate drama. “We must define our culture,” he said. The heads of his colleagues nodded. They had to protect their culture, of course. And they were determined to do so. But first they had to figure out what it was.

New Brunswick’s brewing language war

By Graeme Decarie on September 9, 2010

Moncton, New Brunswick - There is a flag flying at house down the street from my home in Moncton, New Brunswick. At first, I took its red, diagonal cross on a white background as theold flag of St. Patrick.  But a closer look showed a red and white maple leaf at the centre; and I don't think St. Pat was ever big on maple leaves No, this was the official flag of Anglophone New Brunswick.
And I think New Brunswickers, both Francophone and Anglophone, are being conned into a war that can only hurt all of them.

THE QUIET REVOLUTION: A PERSONAL REFLECTION

By Graeme Decarie on June 10, 2010

When Quebec was conquered by the British in 1763, most of its secular leaders – those around the Governor, the military, and many of the wealthy - returned to France. And very reasonably so. Their futures and their connections were in France, not in a British colony. The only French institution remaining was the Roman Catholic Church.


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