A prominent Quebec publisher is calling on governments to force the Montreal Canadiens to spin more French-language tunes for the Bell Centre crowd.
Michel Brule said he was shocked the team's DJ played only one French song during Game 7 of the Habs' first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins.
"We are not in Raleigh, (North) Carolina, we are not in Philadelphia, we are in Montreal and we are in Quebec," said Brule, publisher of Les Editions des Intouchables.
"Anglophones think the only language on the planet is English. Anglophones are the most ethnocentric people in the history of humanity."
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Do you think there should be more French music at Habs games?
He's got that wrong. Anglophones ARE the most pragmatic perhaps, realizing that English is the true international language, evidenced by air travel and the fact the hardest classes to get into throughout Europe and most of Asia are English Language classes.
Then there's the simple fact that we share a common border in Canada with a nation where English is the predominant language.
Elements in Quebec are reportedly angry with Hollywood for using actors from France to dub French into movies shown in Quebec, where they don't seem to understand the dialect used. Wonder what the squawk would be if Hollywood simply said to Hell with Quebec and stopped distribution their films there?
They are on a one-way path to becoming a Banana Republic with snow.
DisgruntledFan, 2008-06-07 12:21:03
Soon you will only be able to get crepes, bagettes and croissants(excuse my french)
at the concession stands.
Pass the burre , merci!!
GO LEAFS GO!!, 2008-05-13 09:10:44