Just last month, the Bouchard-Taylor commission released its report on the changing face of Quebec and took English Canadian media to task for misreporting, and misconstruing recent events in Quebec. Live from Montreal this week, Q hosted a feisty panel on the cultural divide between French and English Canada. Who's to blame for why Quebec is so misunderstood? And, can the realm of arts, culture and entertainment, perhaps even a truly national sitcom or two, ever bridge the two solitudes?
Check out our opinionated panel here.
And tell us what you think.
Do you agree that Canadians in the rest of the country just don't try hard enough to "get" Quebec?
How important is it for French and English-speaking Canadians to understand what's going on in each others' popular culture?
Do the differences between French and English really matter at a time when global culture is becoming increasingly predominant?