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.’ Nonetheless, most citizen-residents do not consider programs like federal support for offi cial-languages education as very important to their voting behaviour in a federal election. Therefore in fi gure 5.1, the school voice arrow to the Government of Canada level is slender, and the resource arrows indicate a very small direct federal contribution to elementary and secondary education. However, if equalization payments and tax point transfers to provinces are con- sidered, the federal government has greater infl uence on provincial fi nances, indicated by the gray

- ferentiation and Civic Voting Behaviour,' BC Studies 69-70 (Spring/Summer 1986), 97-141. In this paper Barman uses the term 'working people' rather than 'working class' because she found the former had become a self-definition by the 1930s. I have employed 'working class' because invariably those I interviewed described themselves in that way: see the discussion below, in chapter 3. None the less, Ethel Wilson, who had a fine ear for local speech, had two of the pro- tagonists in 'Tuesday and Wednesday,' originally published in 1952, identify themselves as 'working people