Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 79–99 | Cite as

French connection? Québec and anti-Americanism in the transatlantic community

  • David G. Haglund


In the past few years, much attention has been accorded to the evident spread of anti-American sentiment throughout large parts of the world. In particular, there has been a focus upon what some have termed ‘friendly fire’ anti-Americanism, associated with opposition to American policy within the transatlantic community, made up as it is of US allies and friends. Within that community, anti-American orientations have of late appeared especially pronounced in a part of North America once regarded as being decidedly pro-American, namely the Canadian province of Québec. The apparent emergence of ‘lite’ anti-Americanism within Québec society poses some interesting questions, none perhaps of more salience for transatlantic studies than the potential creation of a transnational epistemic community linking France and Québec. This article seeks to determine whether, and to what extent, the recent change in Quebeckers’ attitudes toward the United States might testify to the existence of a ‘French connection’.


Anti-Americanism transatlantic community Québec France Canada 


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  • David G. Haglund
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  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityCanada

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