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Upcoming QUESCREN Event: The "English Boss" and Company Towns (May 9-10)

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--April 11, 2018.

The "English Boss" and Company Towns / Le « boss anglais » et les villes de compagnie

May 9, 2018 – May 10, 2018 (all day)

This three-part event will address questions related to the role of Quebec’s English-speakers in the industrial economy. We will examine myths and realities surrounding Quebec’s company towns, the present-day legacy of this heritage, how this heritage continues to shape ethno-linguistic relations in Quebec today, and current “on the ground” realities in former company towns.

May 9:

9:00AM - Noon
Symposium held at the annual Acfas congress (in French)
UQAC, Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, Local H2-1090, Saguenay, QC
Registration fees required, see registration procedures
Consult the schedule

1:30PM – 4:00PM
Bus tour of the English-speaking communities of Arvida and Kénogami, past and present
Start/End: UQAC, in front of the Pavillon Alphonse Desjardins, Saguenay, QC
Free activity, limited number of seats, registration required

May 10

10:00AM - Noon
Community panel on English-speakers in Saguenay, past and present
Royal Canadian Legion in Arvida, 2691 Rue de la Salle, Saguenay, QC
Moderator : Stephen Thompson, QCGN
Participants : Terry Loucks, Arvida Ambassador; Bruce Campbell, former resident; Jamie Kirlin, Principal of Riverside Regional High School; Joan Monahan, former resident; Tom Monahan, former resident; Anne-Marie Cronkwright, Bagotville Military Family Resource Centre.
Free activity, no registration required

We recognize the support of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the Quebec Community Groups Network, and the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network.

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