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Four Hundred Years of Humiliation

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Poutine-toting Champlain offends French-language group

A French-language rights group is demanding an apology from Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a controversial poster hanging at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The poster — used to advertise the embassy’s Canada Day party — featured a picture of French explorer Samuel de Champlain holding a plate of poutine, Quebec’s famous delicacy made with fries, cheese curds and gravy.

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