Maclean’s

Mar 30, 2017.

“The Stats Bear it Out: In Quebec, Trust is Low” by Cary Wu and Rima Wilkes.

Two scholars on trust dig into the data to see what they believe Andrew Potter got right—and wrong—about Quebec.

As scholars who study trust, it was with great interest that we read the recent debate surrounding Andrew Potter’s recent Maclean’s article, “How a snowstorm exposed Quebec’s real problem: social malaise.” One of the most controversial statements in the piece is that, according to Potter, “compared to the rest of the country, Quebec is an almost pathologically alienated and low-trust society, deficient in many of the most basic forms of social capital that other Canadians take for granted.” Read more >