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The Canadian Jewish Community and the Politics of Quebec Independence

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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

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)

Keywords: Social Patterns; Community Relations; Political Behavior; Church and State

Type: Report


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.