Preserving history has become a priority for English-speaking Quebecers near Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière who fear descendants of its Irish settlers will soon leave. Global’s Raquel Fletcher reports.
Preserving history has become a priority for English-speaking Quebecers near Sainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière, an hour south of Quebec City. The community is worried descendants of Irish settlers who have lived and worked in rural Quebec for hundreds of years will soon leaves. READ MORE: Anglos in Quebec: Bilingualism holds steady in the Eastern TownshipsSainte-Agathe-de-Lotbinière is not the most obvious place for a furniture store, but Francis Campbell Furniture has been in the family for decades.
While some English communities are fast disappearing, others in rural Quebec are finding ways to survive and flourish. The small vacation village of 750 people is on the shores of Lake Massawippi in the Eastern Townships. It used to be predominantly anglophone; now, the mayor says the community is about half English and half French. The community has official bilingual status, council meetings are held in both languages and English culture is embraced.
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