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Extreme Right in Quebec? The Facebook Pages in Favor of the "Quebec Charter of Values"


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Nadeau, Frédérick et Helly, Denise (2016). Extreme Right in Quebec? The Facebook Pages in Favor of the "Quebec Charter of Values" Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études ethniques au Canada , vol. 48 , nº 1. p. 1-18. DOI: 10.1353/ces.2016.0004.

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In August 2013, the Government of the Parti Québécois first introduced the idea for a Quebec Charter of Values. This led to a stiff debate during which anti-immigration and anti-Islam sentiments were expressed by government officials, newspaper columnists and other well-known public figures. These opinions were in turn appropriated and disseminated by a number of citizens throughout social medias. In some regards, these attitudes and opinions are akin to those of extreme right movements and parties in Europe and the United States. In this article, we ask whether we are witnessing the rise of an extreme right in Quebec, a political stance so far estranged to this society. We start with a conceptual discussion of the notion of extreme right and then proceed to analyze the arguments put forward to support the Charter of Values. We conclude that even though the debates do reveal the “radicalization” of certain segments of public opinion toward the right, it is not possible to categorize this shift as the blooming of an “extreme right” in the full sense of the term.

Type de document: Article
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 01 août 2017 21:20
Dernière modification: 03 août 2017 18:38
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/5956

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