Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

McSpiff7/07/2010 8:59:44 pm PDT

re: #503 prairiefire

I’m afraid I don’t understand. Do the french speaking provinces create more wealth than the British Columbia side?

In terms of overall GDP, I’d assume so. Quebec and Ontario are really the manufacturing base of Canada. They also have the largest populations if I’m not mistaken. In terms of GDP per Capita…. you’re getting a little beyond my pay grade. I do know that Vancouver has the most expensive property in Canada, and I would guess the overall cost of living is also higher than Quebec Cityor Montreal. That’s urban area… rural areas I’m assuming would be a bit closer economically?

My point was more that “French Speaking” province has traditionally been a bit of a misnomer for the economics of Quebec. The working and agricultural class (“Blue collar” if you will) has traditionally been French speaking, but the business owners and bureaucrats have been English-people-from-Quebec.