Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

McSpiff7/07/2010 8:45:32 pm PDT

re: #459 prairiefire

Is the french side wealthier than the english side? I could not believe the beautiful farms I saw from the train from Montreal to Quebec City.

Opposite actually. Traditionally the upper crust of Quebec has been dominated by the Anglophones(English speakers from Quebec). That’s a large part of French resentment and support for separatism. Obviously that’s changed to a certain degree in the last ~40-50 years, but our recent Prime Minister Paul Martin is from that very rich, almost aristocratic Anglophone business owner class.

I really don’t want to sound like your stereotypical Marxist or anything, but for Quebec class and language were often very intertwined. This is still evident somewhat by its institution of higher learning and its private schools.