The Canadian Jewish Community and the Politics of Quebec Independence
Publication Date: July 1997
Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Jack Silverstone
Series: Jerusalem Letters No. 361
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Social Patterns; Community Relations; Political Behavior; Church and State
The author tells the story of the Jewish community in Montreal in recent history, from the Quiet Revolution to the referendum and its aftereffects, Matzagate, the National Unity Debate, and so on. He considers the impact of Quebec's important political, economic, and linguistic changes on the Montreal Jewish community, as well as the Montreal community's ongoing relationship with Jewish communities in the rest of Canada.