La Revanche des berceaux
The phrase originated in Quebec before the First World War, according to John Robert Colombo's "Colombo's Canadian References." It suggested that although Anglo-Canadians dominated Canada in the 19th century, the higher birth rate in Quebec promised that French-Canadians would resist British immigration and discrimination. The implication was that it would not be possible to discriminate against francophones if they were to remain important in number and compete with the English-speaking Quebecers allowed to moved to Quebec while French-speaking immigration was forbidden. The phrase literally suggests, however, that French Quebecers might somehow avenge or reverse the Conquest of New France by Great Britain in 1759.
- History of Quebec
- Timeline of Quebec history
- Demographic threat
- Youth bulge
- Aging of Europe
- Colombo's Canadian References, Oxford University Press, 1976, p.444.
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