In the age of globalization and diminishing frontiers, art and culture represent a social point of reference for people. Through it, people can express their sense of belonging and their relationship with their society.
The same is true in Québec. Several factors were instrumental in Québec’s cultural and artistic distinctiveness. A land of immigrants richly endowed by its aboriginal history, and then by its French and British influences, it benefits still, more than any other culture on the continent, from the strong ties it has maintained with the two great civilizations that helped shape it: Europe and America. At the same time, as the only majority French-speaking society in North America, Québec has a fierce and deeply felt attachment to its own culture, the symbol of its identity. Québec’s historical, cultural and religious heritage is also marked by its democratic and peaceful linguistic struggle to resist assimilation.
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