More on anglos and their relationship with Quebec
And that leads to a question about this blog. Until the recent election I pretty much avoided language issue stories, except on the odd occasion. Until the election campaign, language issues haven’t been dominant for most of the 10+ years this blog’s been in existence, although they’ve never been quite dormant either.
When I started the blog I was very clear that it wasn’t going to be an angry anglo platform. One of the reasons I wanted to do it was to integrate news from media in both languages to give a more complex view of life here, and I still think it’s valuable to do that.
It’s simply a fact that when you talk about English in Quebec you’re mostly talking about Montreal. Not exclusively, but mostly. So stories about coping with English service in stores and English CEGEPs and so forth are mostly also talking about life in Montreal.
And now with a PQ government, albeit a minority, we’re definitely going to see more stories about language.
So this is the question: Do I continue as I’ve been doing, blogging about Montreal and occasionally casting an eye on language stories as relevant to life in this city? Or do I start a second side blog where stories on that theme get grouped, and where people can comment and scrap on that particular typically noisy topic?