Quebec nationalist group claims 'francophobia' on the rise

Canadian Flag and Quebec Flag are seen over looking the Ottawa River from the Civilization Museum...

Canadian Flag and Quebec Flag are seen over looking the Ottawa River from the Civilization Museum behind Parliament Hill in Gatineau Sept 19, 2012. (ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:10 PM ET

MONTREAL – The Montreal chapter of the Quebec nationalist group, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste society, claims that there is a growing anti-Quebec strain among media organizations in Canada and on social networking websites.

The group released a report last week listing instances where it claims francophone Quebecers are “demonized, stigmatized, and denigrated” by anglophone Canadians.

The society, whose mission is to ensure that the French language remains predominant in Quebec, calls this phenomenon “francophobia.”

President Mario Beaulieu told QMI Agency on Sunday that only a “minority” of the English-language population in and outside Quebec hold ardent anti-Quebec views.

However, he said, examples of “francophobia are becoming so prevalent that we have to act.”

The report, entitled United Against Francophobia, received the support of prominent Quebecers including former premier Bernard Landry.

 


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