Tour de la Francophonie: Le Québec
Tel un irréductible village gaulois en Amérique du Nord
Wednesday 20 January
Join Chantal Pagé for a Zoom presentation about barriers and bridges in the fight to preserve Québec's language and cultural identity on a largely Anglophone continent.
Quebec is the largest of Canada’s 10 provinces in area and is second only to Ontario in population. Its capital, Quebec city, is the oldest city in Canada. The name Quebec, first bestowed on the city in 1608 is derived from an Algonquian word meaning “where the river narrows.”
As the only French-speaking region of North America, Quebec is unlike anywhere else on the continent. The majority of the population consists of French-Canadians, the descendants of 17th century French settlers who have resisted centuries of pressure to assimilate into Anglo society. That tradition continues to this day, and modern Quebec is a vibrant, fascinating place whose residents remain determined as ever to preserve a distinctive culture and unique values.
A Montreal native, Chantal Pagé has had a successful career in visual arts as an animation series producer in Québec. She has also organized castings and original voice recording sessions for animation projects, feature films or TV series, such as CAILLOU, ARTHUR, PETIT LAPIN BLANC, LES SABLOTINS, SAHARA, TOM SAWYER, MORGÄA, and BELUGA BLUES.
As a bilingual French Canadian, Chantal is deeply aware of the uniqueness of Quebec's cultural and linguistic identity, enhanced by the very fact that French Canadians are a small minority in a largely English-speaking continent.
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