Exploring Resilience in Shawville – Lyndal Neelin

In the Canadian Studies department at Carleton, Lyndal Neelin is studying the anglophones of Shawville Quebec. Being one of those myself, I thought I’d highlight Lyndal’s study & blog here, in the hopes of reaching more of Shawville’s Diaspora. After the mines closed in the 70s, and the PQ came to power, there was quite a substantial exodus of talent and resources; Lyndal’s study examines how the community responds and recovers from that. Shawville is sometimes still a target for some of the more extreme fringes of the separatist movement.