Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
The Silencing of St. Andrews
We started this segment with the sound of the bell at Saint Andrew's Church ... an Anglican church in the town of La Tuque, Quebec. Last month, it sounded for the last time. An hour or so later, the church was de-consecrated.
For a hundred years, Saint Andrews was the hub of the Anglophone community in a largely Francophone town. But there just aren't that many English-speakers in La Tuque any more.
As part of our project Shift on the changing demographics of Canada and the world, the CBC's Elias Abboud took a drive up to La Tuque. He joined us to tell us more about his documentary, The Silencing of Saint Andrew's.
Here are some pictures from Elias Abboud's documentary: