The Social and Economic Setting THREE FAULT L INES: Ch. 1, pp. 26: 3 axes around which Canadian politics has revolved. (1) Cleavage between EnglishFrench speaking communities - Dates back to 1759, defeat of French forces in Quebec. - Issues of different language groups, religion, cultural recognition. - Small English speaking minority, dominant political economic group: English, small subjugated French, English became majority - Discourse from subjugation to sovereignty (2) Canadas colonial relationship (French, Britain, AMERICAN relations) - American Revolution: Canadians were part of the Loyalists th - 19 century concern: that U.