How Has The Relationship With French And English Cultures Shaped Canada?
This is a situation where you need to what facts are available to you and analyze you as best you can. There is little that is indisputable about this. However, I think we can safely say that the constant need to balance between two different cultures forced some compromises and deal-making that would not otherwise have occurred. The French minority has always felt threatened to a greater or lesser degree and the “English” majority has generally pursued a policy of trying to get along. Policies such as official bilingualism – in practice it doesn’t happen, but technically Canadians are supposed to learn both French and English. In the world wars, there was tug-of-war related to conscription, sinch French-Canadians did not generally support it. As a result, in WWII especially, a more nuanced, less authoritarian conscription policy resulted. In more recent years, Quebec has had a separatist movement which has led to 2 referendums on separating from Canada. In both cases, Quebecers did no