French fact

French fact

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) the presence of French Canada as a distinct cultural force within the Confederation
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The French fact sheet said Tehran would be allowed a "gradual and precisely defined increase in (enrichment) capacity between the tenth and thirteenth years with the introduction of advanced IR-2 and IR-4 centrifuges".
And, with respect to Quebec, Harper's seemingly contradictory policies, as described by Reg Whitaker, have consistency perhaps only when viewed as strategies meant to isolate the French fact of Canada from the whole, thereby leaving to Quebec the task of sorting out its place in Canada unimpeded by concerns Ottawa once had for national unity.
From the moment it acquired this new territory in 1763, Britain also had to confront the French fact.
We are a Christian community in a culture that is slowly but deliberately choosing not to eliminate the French fact.
McGowan insists that, in encountering "the French fact," Ontario Irish Catholics shed their ethnicity and abandoned their coreligionists in Quebec, doing so in the hope that they could retain a distinctive Catholic ethos in an English-speaking, British-oriented dominion.
Outside Quebec, the relative decline of the French fact has favoured the English culture, making it the dominant historical reference.