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PODCAST: L’affaire Potter and anti-Quebec bias in Canadian media

Canadian media just don’t get Quebec, but that doesn’t stop the hot takes

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.

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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.

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Listen to "Rejections of a Siamese Twin: L'Affaire Potter and Anti-Québec Media Bias" on Spreaker.

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