Thursday, March 23, 2017

Author of Maclean’s Quebec malaise piece steps down from post at McGill

The author of a controversial article about Quebec that appeared in Maclean’s magazine this week has stepped down from his post at McGill University, the Canadian Press reports.
Andrew Potter said in a social media post Thursday his resignation as director of the Institute for the Study of Canada was effective immediately.
Potter described Quebec in the article as a “pathologically alienated and low-trust society” with a glaring absence of solidarity.
It stated the events surrounding the recent massive snowstorm that saw 300 cars stranded overnight on a major Montreal highway revealed a malaise that is “eating away at the foundations of Quebec society.”
McGill University said it accepted the resignation but that Potter will remain an associate professor in the faculty of arts.

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