Concerned about the survival of the French language in Quebec, comedian Guy Nantel went to a place where few people know his famous vox pop: Cégep Dawson.
To demonstrate that Anglophones in Montreal have little or no interest in French-speaking Quebec culture, Nantel tested the knowledge of students and staff at the downtown Montreal college on the subject.
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“You doubted the relevance of applying the French language charter in CEGEPs? no more doubts. During this legislature, the most relevant issue for the survival of our language is indeed Bill 96 and learning French culture in English-speaking CEGEPs to end the two solitudes,” writes the former candidate on Facebook for the leadership of the Parti Québécois.
The participants in his video, whom he also thanks in his post on social media, have a hard time answering fairly simple questions about Quebec’s history and popular culture.
Obviously, the Nantel Capsules’ recipe for success is to only show the best of the worst answers, and there’s no doubt that some educated English speakers have met the challenge with flying colors… except they don’t appear in Montage.
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It was probably the same with the vox-pop recordings of the anti-vaccination card demonstration, the march for the climate, the 2018 election and the history of Montreal.
On social networks, many have bemoaned the lack of curiosity and interest that Anglophones have in French-speaking Quebec culture, a phenomenon that we have already noticed ourselves.
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It is now believed that English speakers in Montreal (and maybe even Canada) will spot Guy Nantel within hours and rip their shirts off to denounce his bad faith.
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