Primarily of interest to English-speaking Quebecers…My colleague Ross Murray’s take on the Justin Trudeau Sherbrooke town hall debacle.
English-speaking Quebec does not just equal Montreal.
Oh, hi there, Prime Minister Trudeau, or as we say here in the Townships, “hi there.”
You see, Justin (may I call you Justin? I think I may), the Eastern Townships is a pretty easygoing place when it comes to the whole English-French thing. Certainly we’ve had our battles – sign complaints, bilingual status debates, health care access. But for the most part, even during difficult times, both linguistic communities have been fairly even-tempered, dare I say cooperative.
Just ask around, and by that, I mean ask the endless stream of your political peers who have stood before English audiences over the years and reminded them of how tolerant and open this community is – as if we needed reminding from politicians, whose goal is actually to demonstrate how tolerant and open
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