The backlash in Quebec to Andrew Potter’s infamous Maclean’s column has generated a hostile reaction in English Canada. The pearl-clutching has come primarily from Canada's journalist class, who spent the week loudly accusing Quebecers of being overly sensitive to criticism. Of course, things look a lot different from inside the province.
In a recent article at Ricochet, Trevor Hanna writes that the Potter controversy emphasizes a long-running friction between the two solitudes and highlights Quebecers’ sensitivity to cultural condescension.
In this conversation, we take on the English Canadian media’s insularity problem, share a smart Twitter essay from Tricia Wood of torontoist.com and push back against a very bad take on l’affaire Potter on the Canadaland podcast.
Listen to "Rejections of a Siamese Twin: L'Affaire Potter and Anti-Québec Media Bias" on Spreaker.