Two Solitudes (Canadian society)

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"Two Solitudes" refers to a perceived lack of communication, and moreover a lack of will for communication between Anglophone and Francophone people in Canada. The term was popularized by Hugh MacLennan's novel Two Solitudes.[1] In her investiture speech as Governor-General of Canada, Michaëlle Jean specifically stated that "the time of 'two solitudes' had finished".[2]


  1. ^ Survey; a short history of Canadian. Elizabeth. Waterston. Methuen. 1973. ISBN 0-458-90930-0. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  2. ^ "The time of 'two solitudes' has passed: Jean". CTV Television Network. 2005-09-27. Retrieved 2008-09-09.

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