The new two solitudes: ‘Alberta and the rest of Canada’


The title of Hugh MacLennan’s 1945 novel Two Solitudes has served for decades as a reference to the divide between Canada’s anglophones and francophones, but Kurl sees a new schism in our country’s culture.

“That has really shifted westward,” she said. “If you think about those two solitudes today, it really is between Alberta and the rest of Canada.”