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Hilarious Accommodation


 

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Quebecers are a fantastic sort. We aren’t afraid to say when something bothers us, and when something really bother us, well… We hold province-wide public hearings chaired by two weighty professional thinkers, where anyone with a pulse and a chip on their shoulder can grab a microphone and let their thoughts be known, no matter how foolish or malformed. Once this Jerry Springer-esque scene plays out ad nauseam, we have enough sense of humour to laugh at ourselves. “The format is simple,” says Radio-Canada’s Infoman, in this clip. “A woman hands you a microphone  and you scream for two minutes.”

Jean Charest, the man largely responsible for the above mentioned spectacle and a man almost as well versed in dodging a question as Gilles Duceppe, actually says something completely revealing about the whole process:

“What would Radio-Canada have done if it wasn’t for Bouchard-Taylor?” said the preem, talking about the sheer volume of coverage generated from the Reasonable Accommodations hearings. “Now we’re wracking our brains trying to come up  for something for next year, like a royal commission on rivers, or something, that’ll keep people busy all year.”


 
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  1. Once this Jerry Springer-esque scene plays out ad nauseam, we have enough sense of humour to laugh at ourselves.

    Along the Newfoundlanders, the only people in Canada who do this.

    What's going in Lanaudière? I need subtitles for that.

    • Yeah, that dude in the red shirt and the glasses (1:04) appears to be speaking the langue d'oil.

    • "Along the Newfoundlanders, the only people in Canada who do this. "
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      Hmmm, that's an interesting observation. I'm trying to think if I've ever heard of an Albertan making fun of Albertans. Maybe Dan Arnold.

  2. This was from 2007 and we are in 2009. So what the point?

  3. Perhaps because it's amusing.

  4. The YouTube comments are actually amusing as well. And when does *that* ever happen…

    Sérieux, on est bien loin de la révolution…. Les autres pays peuvent bien penser qu'on es TOUTE des coureurs TOUTE des bois TOUTE… On est confus TOUTE on veut se reproduire entre cousins TOUTE Laissez nous tranquille TOUTE On va "pardre" notre identité TOUTE Pis jlé zé endurer TOUTE Pis j'ai manqué d'air a naissance (1:12) TOUTE Pis entrons donc TOUTE dans le chaudron TOUTE Quoi!!! Exxxcccccision TOUTE.

  5. I love Charest's last line – says it all!

  6. I still have the front page of La Presse when they published the findings of this "enquete publique".
    As an immigrant, I felt glad to learn about Mr Bouchard and Mr Taylor`s conclusions, but at the same time I got myself astonished to see the reaction of the public.
    For sure many comments made during these hearings were rudes sometimes, but the fact that Quebecers got this issue even deeper, and the "malaise" is even worse, I felt more isolated and entitled to hang aroung only with people with similar cultures. A group of white people only, specially if it`s male-only, I would never attempt to join. Going to a bar crowded with hockey fans, or football? Scary!
    Let me keeping working, paying my bills, living my life. My home, my friends, my world.